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Henderson Police ID officers who fired shots in Boulder Highway incident

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Steve Marcus

Henderson Police investigate an officer-involved shooting near Boulder Highway and College Drive in Henderson, Aug. 20, 2013.

Henderson Officer-Involved Shooting at Boulder Highway and College

A crime scene analyst looks over a scene as Henderson Police investigate an officer-involved shooting near Boulder Highway and College Drive in Henderson, Aug. 20, 2013.  Launch slideshow »

The three officers involved in a fatal shootout Tuesday with a 63-year-old on Boulder Highway have been identified by the Henderson Police Department.

The officers, who are on routine paid administrative leave while investigation into the shooting continues, are:

• Achim Brunette, who has been with the department since 2006;

• Jason Dunn, employed with the department since 2003;

• Travis Nusbaum, employed with the department since 2007.

Edward J. Scheboth, 63, Henderson was shot during an exchange of gunfire with the officers Tuesday morning on Boulder Highway near College Boulevard.

Police said Scheboth fired his handgun at an officer in her parked patrol car, assisting with traffic control after an accident earlier in the morning. Several shots hit the patrol car, shattering the rear driver’s side window. The officer was able to drive away while radioing that she was under fire.

As officers in two patrol cars approached to assist their colleague, Scheboth, who was walking across Boulder Highway, started firing at them and struck one of the other vehicles.

Brunette, Dunn and Nusbaum fired at Scheboth, who was struck and taken to Sunrise Hospital. He died later Tuesday morning. No officers were injured.

Police said Scheboth was armed with three handguns and also had a rifle in a saddlebag on his motorcycle, which was nearby. A search of Scheboth’s house after the shooting turned up a cache of more than 150 firearms, but detectives were not able to determine what led Scheboth to open fire on the officers.

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