Henderson police shoot suspect holding ‘replica BB gun’

A man was shot and injured by Henderson police on Monday after he produced what appeared to be a handgun when they were chasing him.
Published: May. 30, 2022 at 10:26 AM PDT|Updated: May. 31, 2022 at 8:26 AM PDT
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UPDATE (May 31) -- Henderson Police identified the suspect involved in a police shooting Monday morning.

Kenneth Dehart, 23, was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a protected person, HPD said. HPD said a booking photo wasn’t available.

Original story: LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Henderson Police Department (HPD) is investigating a shooting involving an officer Monday morning around 7 a.m.

According to police, the incident occurred in the 100 block of Kola Street involving a report of a suspicious person.

A Henderson police captain told FOX5 the witness alerted dispatchers the suspect was attempting to gain entry into parked vehicles.

HPD said when officers arrived on scene, they encountered the male suspect and a brief foot pursuit ensued.

During the pursuit, police say they noticed the male suspect produced what appeared to be a black handgun resulting in an officer involved shooting.

The suspect was struck by gunfire and officers immediately began life saving measures.

The news release states the investigation suggests the weapon produced was a replica BB gun; however, further investigation is needed to confirm the capability of the suspected weapon.

This is Henderson Police Department’s first officer-involved shooting for 2022.

The involved Henderson Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, and their names will be released after 48 hours, per department policy.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.