HENDERSON -- The man shot dead by Henderson Police officers Tuesday morning after he fired on them possessed more than 150 guns at his house.
Detectives searched the home of 63-year-old Edward Scheboth and found the staggering number of handguns, shotguns and rifles. They did not, however, get any closer to finding a motive for Scheboth's ambush attack on a Henderson patrol car on Boulder Highway near College Avenue.
Scheboth walked up to the car and began firing with a handgun. The officer in the car was able to drive away, and responding officers from nearby also were fired on by Scheboth. They returned fire and struck Scheboth, who later died at Sunrise Hospital.
County workers secured the home and hauled away all the weapons.
"Because of the number of hand guns, this might be the largest ones we've done and we've seen lots of collections," Clark County Public Administrator John Cahill said.
Resident Brandon McGinnis said Scheboth was quiet and just by looking at this home, there's nothing to suggest on what he was collecting on the inside.
"You know to be honest, I have guns at my house, but when you have 150 guns and there's only one person, I mean when would to ever need that many guns," McGinnis said. "I've seen him park his motorcycle here and he'd leave and come back, and his motorcycle was always right in front of the door, and I had no idea."
Scheboth had no criminal history with the Henderson Police Department. There were no calls for service to his home. Henderson Police said his only apparent contact with police was being issued two speeding tickets, one in 1991 and another in 2001.
The county will hold on to all the guns until they are directed by the court.
If there are no family members that come forward, the county eventually will sell the guns at an auction.
We reached out to police but they didn't want to comment because this is an on going investigation.