HENDERSON (KSNV MyNews3.com) – Henderson police say a suspect who stabbed an officer was shot and killed this morning near Boulder Highway and Horizon Drive.
The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. near a 7-Eleven. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
Henderson police say at about 3:30 Tuesday morning, officers pulled over a man on a bicycle near Boulder and Horizon. The man on the bicycle became belligerent and confrontational.
“That person, during the course of their questioning, became belligerent an uncooperative,” Richards said Kathleen Richards. “Officers determined they were going to arrest this suspect, at which point, he began a fight, a physical altercation.”
Henderson public information officer Kathleen Richards says the man pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the officers. Once officers were able to separate the officer from the suspect, they shot the suspect, killing him.
The officer who was stabbed was treated and released from Sunrise Hospital. Police spent hours investigating the area where two officers fired their guns.
Investigators have not revealed what state of mind the man had been when he struggled with police officers, or why they specifically stopped him in the first place.
Both officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave.
The coroner has not released the identity of the bicyclist.