UPDATE: Henderson police have identified the suspect shot by police as 23-year-old Kenneth Dehart. The officers involved in the shooting were Officer James Brown and Officer Cody Obergh. Both have been placed on paid administrative leave. This is the first officer-involved shooting for Henderson police in 2022.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two Henderson police officers were involved in a shooting Monday morning with a suspect police said was attempting to break into cars.
The shooting happened around 7 a.m. in the 100 block of Kola Street which is near E. Lake Mead Parkway and Burkholder Boulevard.
Henderson Police Captain Kirk Moore said police were checking out reports of a suspicious person attempting to get into vehicles. When police arrived at the scene, the suspect attempted to run away and pulled out a weapon. Moore said that’s when the shooting occurred. He did add the suspect’s weapon, which looked like a black handgun, is believed to be a BB gun.
He said the officers did perform life-saving measures on the suspect and he was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to recover from his injuries.
The police officers will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.
No other details were released.