HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — The suspect involved in Henderson’s sixth officer-involved shooting of 2019 was identified as 40-year-old Israel Valle-Lopez. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Bourbon Street Sports bar around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Police initially responded to reports of a man pounding on the business’s door. Three officers arrived on scene and issued verbal commands, which Lopez ignored. Police said he produced a knife after he was pushed to the ground. One officer shot Lopez after he attempted to stab one of them as they took him into custody.
Lopez was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition. He was booked on one felony count of Assault on a Protected Person with a Deadly Weapon.
Police say there were other people in the business at the time of the incident.
No officers were injured during the incident, and those involved have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation. Their names will be released after 48 hours in accordance with department policy.
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