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DA finds Henderson PD officers justified in deadly shooting

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HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Clark County District Attorney’s Office has ruled that the actions of Henderson Police officers in the deadly shooting of a man were reasonable and legally justified.

The DA made the ruling in the death of Edward Scheboth in August 2013.

According to the report released by the DA’s office Wednesday, the incident started during a fatal car accident on Boulder Highway and College Drive.

A Henderson Police officer was helping with traffic control at the scene of the crash, when a man, later identified as Edward Scheboth, approached her car and started firing a gun at her.

The officer realized she did not have time to get out her weapon; so instead, she drove her vehicle from the scene, while calling for backup from nearby officers. Backup officers arrived and Scheboth started firing at them, the report said.

According to police, several bullets fired by Scheboth hit the officers' cars.

The officers returned fire, hitting Scheboth in the head. He was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Based on the investigation conducted at the scene, it was apparent Scheboth was heavily armed and intent on killing someone that day. Based on witness accounts, it was obvious that he was intentionally targeting police officers. Thankfully, nobody else was harmed in this incident,” District Attorney Steve Wolfson said.

The DA’s office says the determination that officers acted lawfully in the case is based on evidence available at this time. The case could be reexamined if new information becomes available.

A Police Fatality Public Fact-Finding Review of the incident was held in May.

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