HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified 37-year-old Claudia Nadia Rodriguez as the woman who was shot and killed by Henderson Police near Eastern and Sunridge Heights Parkway on Monday. The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.
Police say she stabbed her 7-year-old son multiple times before an officer shot and killed her. The shooting happened Monday afternoon at the Equestrian Apartments near Eastern and Horizon Ridge.
While Rodriguez died, her son is expected to recover and neighbors are showing their support by installing a small memorial outside the apartment building.
Scanner traffic released Tuesday reveal the moments following the gunshots.
“shots fired. We’ve got a female down, officers are code 4.”
“How many shots fired?”
“Juvenile with multi stab marks to his chest. Female gun shot wound to the head.”
After the shooting, police officers tried to help the boy.
“We need medical upstairs too. The kid’s being brought to medical.
The police originally responded to a 9-1-1 call for help placed by the boy. Detectives say a struggle ensued with Rodriguez who appeared agitated before the shooting.
Some neighbors remember seeing Rodriguez on occasion yell at her son in public
Many call the situation heartbreaking.
“The poor policeman who was forced into that situation, you know the poor woman who obviously lost it that she started attacking a child, ” said a neighbor.
The neighbors 8 News Now spoke with confirmed that the boy attended Glen Taylor Elementary Show.
The officer was placed on routine paid administrative leave while the department investigates.