UPDATE: Jeffrey John Kappus, 57, of Henderson, has been identified as the man involved in the deadly standoff with police on Monday. The cause of death has been determined as a gunshot wound to the head, the manner being suicide.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A police standoff that lasted several hours Monday in a Henderson neighborhood ended with an armed robbery suspect being found dead inside a home. Henderson police said the “death appears to be self-inflicted.”
The residents were allowed back into the Fountain Hills Community near Green Valley Parkway and Paseo Verde Parkway.
The incident unfolded several hours earlier around 3:26 p.m. when police received a report of an armed robbery suspect in the neighborhood.
Police are gathered outside the Fountain Hills gated housing community, where the suspect is reported to have taken shelter. Residents were reportedly unable to enter or leave the community until police deemed it safe.
“There were snipers outside. The SWAT cars pulled up. We saw two to three SWAT cars pull up,” said Sam Stevens, a neighbor.
At one point Monday afternoon, Bartlett Elementary School was placed on a soft lockdown due to the heavy police presence.
The Clark County Coroner will release the official cause of death for the suspect as well as his identity.