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UPDATE (OCT. 21) -- Henderson police have corrected prior information about an alleged attempted kidnapping and armed robbery that led to a police officer shooting the suspect seven times on Thursday.

At a press briefing on Wednesday, Henderson Police Lt. John Plunkett identified suspect David Flores Jr. In contrast to earlier information that the suspect had exited his vehicle holding a handgun, Henderson police say that the suspect discarded the gun prior to crashing his car and exiting his vehicle. 

“During the original news briefing, it was reported that the suspect exited his vehicle with a firearm in his hand, which resulted in the officer-involved shooting. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the suspect discarded the firearm prior to the accident and officer-involved shooting," Plunkett said. 

Investigators allegedly located a loaded firearm in the path to the car pursuit. 

"Investigators believe that this is the firearm that the suspect had in possession during the kidnaping slash robbery, and the firearm the pursuing officers saw in the suspect's hand during the pursuit," Plunkett said. 

Henderson police have impounded the handgun and the investigation is ongoing. Plunkett said body-worn camera footage will be made available. 

After sustaining gunshot wounds from Officer Scott Alward, Flores was transported to remains in stable condition and is expected to survive, police say. 

Flores Jr. has been charged with kidnapping and robbery with a deadly weapon, assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm with the serial number removed and possessing a firearm as an ex-felon, Plunkett said. Police have not released his booking photo. 

Henderson police say the department will release a Critical Incident Community Briefing next week with additional details and context on this incident. 

UPDATE (OCT. 17) -- Henderson police on Saturday named the officer who fired on an alleged kidnapping suspect earlier in the week.

Officer Scott Alward has been employed with the Henderson Police Department since July 2014 and is currently assigned to the Field Operations Bureau.
 
He has been placed on paid administrative leave. 

HENDERSON (FOX5) -- Henderson police injured an alleged kidnapping suspect in a shooting near Galleria Drive and Boulder Highway on Thursday night.

According to police, a 911 call was made just after 6 p.m. on October 15 from a male who said he had been kidnapped. The victim escaped his alleged kidnapper near Lake Mead Parkway and Boulder Highway.

When officers arrived, they attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle that was described by the victim. The car failed to yield and police chased the suspect to the area of Galleria Drive and Boulder Highway, where the suspect crashed. 

The suspect was armed with a gun, police said, as he exited the vehicle. An exchange of gunfire followed. 

Officers shot the suspect multiple times and he was taken to a local hospital where his condition was unknown. Officers were not injured, police said.

It was unknown if the victim and his kidnappers knew each other. Once released from the hospital, the suspect will be taken into custody and charged.

Stay with FOX5 for updates.

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Mediumjeep

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