Henderson police released the name of the officer involved in a shooting in front of a neighborhood grocery store on Sunday night.
Officer Eric Nielsen fired at a vehicle after the driver struck him and another officer with the car, police said. The main suspect was arrested and a woman of interest was also located on Monday evening.
Officers responded about 8:10 p.m. to a shopping center in the 2600 block of Windmill Parkway, near Pecos Road, to reports of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot, Henderson police officer Rod Peña said.
As officers contacted the driver of the vehicle, a physical altercation between the driver and an officer occurred as a second officer arrived to assist. The man involved in the altercation got into the driver's side of a Toyota and took off, striking two officers with his car. Both suffered "very minor injuries," Peña said. A woman was already seated in the vehicle.
As the vehicle fled, Nielsen fired one or two rounds at the vehicle. The vehicle then left the scene.
Henderson police said Nielsen has been with the department since February 2015 and it on paid leave pending the investigation.
Police identified the driver as 27-year-old Larry Calvert.
The woman in the passenger seat was identified as 26-year-old Marcella Levia, police said. Police also identified an additional woman who ran from the scene on foot as 26-year-old Summer Waters.
Members of the Criminal Apprehension Team located Levia and arrested Calvert on Monday evening when the car in the incident was located on the 3000 block of Morning Wind Lane, near Cimarron Road and Cheyenne Avenue, about 5:20 p.m.
In a release, police said a person unrelated to the case was seen leaving the home in the 1998 Toyota Camry used on Sunday. The driver was stopped by police and gave information about the suspect's location.
Police said Calvert suffered from at least two gunshot wounds and that Levia had apparently been run over and was injured during the incident. Both were transported to a valley hospital where Calvert was in surgery and Levia was "stable."
Levia does not currently face any charges. Calvert will be charged with two counts of battery with a deadly weapon, police said.
Waters is still considered a person of interest and had not yet been located.
This was the first officer-involved shooting for the Henderson Police Department in 2018.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Henderson police at 702-267-4911. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
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