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Police ID SWAT officers involved in grocery store shooting

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A mugshot of Jake Goldsborough from 2003. (Henderson PD) A mugshot of Jake Goldsborough from 2003. (Henderson PD)
The pellet gun Goldsborough allegedly aimed at SWAT officers. (Henderson PD) The pellet gun Goldsborough allegedly aimed at SWAT officers. (Henderson PD)
HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -

The Henderson Police Department has identified the three SWAT officers who opened fire on a suspect on Wednesday inside the Albertsons grocery store at Lake Mead Boulevard and Boulder Highway:

  • Sgt. Todd Wellman has been with the department since 1990
  • Officer Ritch Melchert has been with the department since 1997.
  • Officer Wavie Reed has been with the Henderson Police Department since 2000.

The three SWAT officers are on routine paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

The incident began at 3:45 when an Albertsons employee was confronted by the suspect, identified as Jake Goldsborough, 36, in the rear restroom of the store.

Another person indicated Goldsborough had a child with him. It turned out to be an infant-sized doll.

After barricading himself inside the restroom and refusing commands to come out, Goldsborough exited, pointing what looked to SWAT officers like a semi-automatic handgun at them. SWAT officers then opened fire on him.

The firearm turned out to be a pellet gun police said was changed to look like a real handgun.

Goldsborough was taken to Sunrise Hospital where at last check he was listed in critical condition.

Goldsborough was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Police said he has prior arrests in Nevada, California and Washington.

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