LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Henderson Police and Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon on E. Charleston Blvd., near US-95. When Henderson SWAT officers arrived, two officers encountered the suspect and subsequently opened fire, killing him, according to police.
On Thursday, September 23, the coroner’s office released the identification of the suspect as Jose Oyuela-Palma, 49. The cause of death was ruled from a gunshot to the chest and the manner of death a homicide.
The shooting happened at an apartment complex on Sept. 21 off Charleston Blvd. at 3:44 p.m., according to Olvera. Henderson SWAT officers were called to the area at the request of Las Vegas Metro Police.
As they arrived, two Henderson SWAT officers encountered a suspect and subsequently opened fire, killing the person, according to Olvera. Paramedics responded, but the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt.
The location of the shooting is far from the normal jurisdiction of Henderson Police. But Henderson Police were on the scene because Metro Police were busy with a separate, deadly officer-involved shooting. Olvera said the two incidents were not related.
Henderson Police released additional information on SWAT Officers involved in this incident as Officer Logan Tillmon and Officer Mark Street.
Officer Tillmon has been employed with the City of Henderson Police Department since August
Officer Street has been employed with the City of Henderson Police Department since October
Both involved officers are currently assigned to the Operations Support Division and have been placed on paid administrative leave.
This is the second officer-involved shooting for 2021.