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Henderson Police fatally shoot man after two-hour standoff

Updated Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 | 11:20 a.m.


SWAT officers shot and killed an armed fugitive after a two-hour standoff near Eastern Avenue and St. Rose Parkway early this morning, Henderson Police said.

Police received a report about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday from a woman who said her boyfriend had a gun and had assaulted her, Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said. When police located the man, he fled until he was trapped against a fence surrounding a concrete wash, police said.

That’s when he pulled out a gun, Paul said.

Paul said the 36-year-old man, who police later discovered was wanted on a Nevada warrant for violating probation, pointed the weapon at himself and made suicidal threats. SWAT officers arrived and tried to persuade him to surrender. At 1:50 a.m., he turned the gun away from himself and pointed it at officers, Paul said.

Police shot the man, who was pronounced dead after paramedics tried to resuscitate him in a nearby parking lot.

Three officers have been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. Officer Tyler Bailey has worked for Henderson Police since 2007; Officer Justin Dera has worked for Henderson Police since 2002; and Officer Jesse Lujan has worked for Henderson Police since 1997.

Paul said the man was a registered felon, convicted of burglary and prison escape in California and larceny from a person in Nevada.

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  1. So how many officer related shooting, paid administrative leaves of duty does Metro have now?

    10, 20, 30?

  2. AshleyAshley,

    This did not involve Metro. ;-)

  3. Just Another Groovy Day!

  4. I don't get some people on here. It said there was a two-hour standoff where the guy was threatening to shoot himself. And this is only after he assaulted his girlfriend and then attempted to evade police. Some of you talk like this was just some poor innocent guy walking down the street and the cops showed up and gunned him down.

    Tranquilizers? Tear gas? Really? This isn't a movie! A guy doesn't get hit with a dart and magically fall asleep in 1 second. The guy has a loaded gun in a public forum and you want tear gas? Guess the thought that while he's choking nd coughing on the gas, he'll probably start firing randomly toward the police or anywhere else didn't occur to you.

    He could have done any number of things to avoid being shot and killed today. Not assaulted his girlfriend. Not ran from the police. Not pulled a gun out. Not pointed it a the police. If he does ANY ONE of those things, he's still alive.

    Some of you need to use the "preview comment" feature to actually read the garbage you post before you post it.

  5. Keep up the good work Henderson Police Dept. We've got your back.