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Gunman killed in Henderson police shooting

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Police canvass a shopping center after a shooting near Eastern Avenue and St. Rose Parkway. (Armando Navarro/FOX5) Police canvass a shopping center after a shooting near Eastern Avenue and St. Rose Parkway. (Armando Navarro/FOX5)
HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -

An armed man, who was suspected of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, was shot by police after a two-hour standoff in Henderson, according to authorities.

According to Henderson police, the 36-year-old man died after negotiations failed for a peaceful surrender during the incident on St. Rose Parkway and Eastern Avenue early Wednesday morning.

Henderson police said a woman called dispatchers about 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday, reporting that she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend at a gas station parking lot on Eastern and Serene Avenue.

Officers were able to make contact 15 minutes later with the armed man who was walking in the middle of St. Rose, police said.

The man attempted to flee but fell into a drainage ditch, where he would be confronted by officers for at least two hours, according to police.

A Special Weapons and Tactical (SWAT) team was called to the scene during the negotiations.

Police said the suspect was threatening to kill himself, pointing the gun to his head. As the suspect pointed the firearm at police, authorities said, officers opened fire on the gunman.

The man died at the scene.

Police said the suspect was a registered felon with prior convictions in California and Nevada. Police also said the suspect was wanted on an outstanding parole violation.

The department identified three officers involved in the incident:

  • Officer Tyler Bailey, employed with Henderson Police since 2007;
  • Officer Justin Dera, employed with Henderson Police since 2002;
  • and Officer Jesse Lujan, employed with Henderson Police since 1997.

The officers were placed on routine paid administrative leave during the investigation of the incident.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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