LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in a residential neighborhood in Henderson. Police said in a briefing held Saturday that the suspect was shot and killed by officers after yielding a knife.
Around 12:10 p.m., officers were called to reports of a violent domestic battery involving a weapon at a residence near Gibson Road and the 215 Beltway.
Once police arrived, they located a man who was armed with a knife in front of a house in the neighborhood. Officers on scene used low-lethal options, but they were ineffective.
“The male continued to aggress officers resulting in an officer-involved shooting,” Henderson Police said.
Despite police using life saving measures, the man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The two officers involved in the incident were not injured. They have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
According to officials, the suspect lived at the residence where the shooting occurred. The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the suspect in coming days.
This is the first reported Henderson officer-involved shooting in 2020.
It is an open investigation, so anyone with information is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4911, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.