Police taped off a section of College Drive and Boulder Highway following an officer-involved shooting. (Eric Youngman/FOX5)
HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -
Henderson police released the names of three officers who exchanged gunfire with an armed man Wednesday morning.
The three were identified as Officer Achim Brunette, Officer Jason Dunn and Officer Travis Nusbaum.
According to Henderson police, the three officers responded to reports of gunfire by an armed man in the area of Boulder Highway and College Avenue.
Authorities said the armed suspect had opened fire at a female officer who was sitting in a police vehicle at the time. Despite gunshots hitting the vehicle's windows, the officer, police said, was able to drive away and request backup.
Arriving officers found the suspect who opened fire on them, police said. As a result of a shoot-out, the suspect identified as 63-year-old Edward Scheboth was wounded.
Scheboth later died at Sunrise Hospital.
Detectives executed Wednesday a search warrant of Scheboth's home, where more than 150 guns were found, according to detectives.
Henderson police said Dunn has been with the department since 2003. Brunette is a seven-year veteran of HPD. Nusbaum has been employed with the police department since 2007.
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