Police taped off a section of College Drive and Boulder Highway following an officer-involved shooting. (Eric Youngman/FOX5)
HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -
Henderson police on Wednesday said the search of a home belonging to a deceased shooting suspect yielded more than 150 guns but little else.
Police on Tuesday evening began searching the home of Edward J. Scheboth, 63, after he allegedly opened fire on an officer earlier in the day near Boulder Highway and College Drive.
Police later exchanged gunfire with Scheboth, who was struck and later died at Sunrise Hospital.
Neighbors who live nearby the Scheboth's house say they rarely saw him, and if they did, the encounters were brief.
"'Have a nice day.' … 'Oh, you too,'" neighbor Peggy Montgomery said. "That's all we knew about him."
Montgomery has lived across the street for 10 years, but never in that time would she have imagined that Scheboth would have opened fire on a Henderson police officer.
"I just think that's unfortunate. … It's really unfortunate," Montgomery said.
Cody Freeman has lived right behind Scheboth's house for 27 years. He had one brief interaction with him, but said the conversation was bizarre.
"I actually walked up to his house, rang the doorbell, and he told me to go away. Rang it again, he actually came out," Freeman said. "I heard myself being recorded. He had surveillance systems."
Detectives said that despite the discovery of the firearms, there are few clues as to why Scheboth apparently approached an officer and opened fire, striking a patrol car and shattering the rear driver's side window.
"His motorcycle was never left from his front door, no doors open, no garage open, no windows open … never," neighbor Anthony Perrucci said. "Kind of was like nobody ever lived there."
The scenario was very strange for Perrucci as he and his girlfriend live just around block from Scheboth. His girlfriend's mom is the Henderson police officer who was shot at on Tuesday.
"It was scary to hear when we woke up to hear what happened and then go hang out with her mom and comfort her," Perrucci said.
Police further said Scheboth had no criminal history with the department, and there were no calls for service at his home. In fact, his only contact with police was receiving two speeding tickets, one in 1991 and another in 2001.
The names of the officers involved in the shooting will be released on Thursday.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4750 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. You may also leave information online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.
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