LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– New details have been released regarding an officer-involved shooting that closed down Eastern Avenue from Ione Road to St. Rose Parkway.
On Monday, Henderson officers responded to a call of a suspicious man seen carrying a gun. According to the Henderson Police Department, while officers were en route, they were told that the man matched the description of a suspect involved in a domestic incident that happened earlier that same day.
When officers attempted to approach the man, identified as 50-year-old Jason Dunkel, a brief chase on foot occurred, police said. During the chase, police said Dunkel attempted to break into stopped cars in the roadway, but was unsuccessful. Pursuing officers attempted to tase him, but were unable to stop him.
According to police, Dunkel then pointed a gun at officers and fired, striking one in the face. Police said the officer who was struck, identified as Officer Glenn Morgon, was still able to return fire and ended up shooting him.
Following the shooting, officers attempted life-saving measures before Dunkel was transported to the hospital, where he later died, according to police.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the gun he was carrying was a replica BB gun. However, police said further investigation is required to determine the capability of the weapon.
The Morgon has been reported as being in stable condition. He has been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is under investigation.
This was the second officer-involved shooting in Henderson in 2022.