Henderson Police investigate 3rd officer involved shooting this week

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HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — Henderson Police Department are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened near Green Valley Parkway and Sunset Road Saturday morning.

Officers responded to a business in the 2700 block of Green Valley Parkway around 8:05 a.m. They received multiple calls reporting a male was at the location stating, “I’m going to stab someone, call the police.”

Officers got to the scene and located the suspect, 37-year-old John Watson, with a knife. According to officials, Watson began advancing upon officers and that led to the officer involved shooting.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital and officials say he is in critical condition.

No officers were injured during this incident.

Watson faces at least one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Protected Person.

The Henderson Police officer involved in the incident has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

“This is unusual for our community. Our police officers that are responding to these incidents, I think that the most important thing for us, is not that we don’t have any disturbing trend. I think it goes back to our officers. As we are encountering and interacting with people, we just ask that they comply and work with the officers during these incidents,” Captain of the Henderson Police said.

The captain says there is no threat to the community at this time.

This is the 8th officer involved shooting in the City of Henderson in 2019. There were two other officer involved shootings in Henderson this week.

“At this time, there is no information to say that there’s any disturbing trend in the community. Our crime is continuing to go down in our community,” Henderson’s police captain said.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4911, 311, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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