Henderson police are investigating a gunshot that occurred on Wednesday afternoon at Windmill and Green Valley Parkway.
Officers responded to a complaint of a guy strolling down the street and discharging a pistol into the air, according to police. The guy allegedly refused to drop his handgun and pointed it at cops when they arrived.
One of the cops shot, hitting the victim in the chest. The man was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.
The identification of the guy or officer who fired the fatal shot has not been published by police. An autopsy will be performed by the Clark County Coroner’s Office to identify the cause and manner of death.
The Henderson Police Department’s Force Investigation Team is looking into the shooting. To establish whether the shot was justifiable, the team will examine all evidence, including body camera footage.
The incident has caused criticism and requests for the Henderson Police Department to be more transparent. Some people of the community have questioned why the police did not use non-lethal force to subdue the individual.
The Henderson Police Department defended the officer’s conduct, claiming that the officer was justified in using lethal force to protect himself and others. The agency has also stated that it is dedicated to openness and that further information concerning the shooting would be released when it becomes available.
The shooting has also aroused worries about Henderson’s gun violence. A number of shootings have occurred in the city in recent months, including a fatal shooting at a high school.
Residents are urging the city to take action to combat gun violence. Some have advocated for tougher gun control regulations, while others have advocated for greater mental health facilities.
The Henderson City Council will meet on Monday to examine the city’s gun violence. A variety of recommendations, including stronger gun control regulations and additional financing for mental health services, are set to be considered by the council.
The shooting in Green Valley is a tragedy, and it is critical that the incident be properly investigated to learn what happened and why. It is also critical to address the underlying causes of gun violence in Henderson and to adopt preventative measures.