HENDERSON (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- The names of the officers involved in Tuesday’s fatal officers-involved shooting on Boulder Highway and College Avenue have been released by the Henderson Police Department.
Officer Achim Brunette has been employed with Henderson Police since 2006. Officer Jason Dunn has been with the force since 2003. Officer Travis Nusbaum has been with the department since 2007.
They are currently on routine paid administrative leave.
According to Henderson police, an officer in a marked patrol car was conducting traffic control around 8 a.m. Tuesday from an earlier accident on Boulder Highway, just south of College Avenue. The officer heard what she thought at first was fireworks and subsequently turned to her left to see a man, later identified as Edward J. Scheboth, 63, approaching her from the median firing a handgun.
Several shots hit the patrol car, shattering the rear driver’s side window. The officer was able to put the patrol car in gear and pull away while radioing that she was under fire.
Officers at the nearby accident scene immediately got into two patrol cars and headed to assist the officer. As the officers approached, Scheboth, who was walking across Boulder Highway, started firing at them striking at least one other police vehicle.
The officers stopped the patrol cars and got out to confront Scheboth. Under fire from the approaching gunman, the officers had no other choice but to return fire at the suspect. Three officers fired their weapons. Scheboth was struck and taken to Sunrise Hospital, where he later died.
Detectives found more than 150 handguns, shotguns and rifles Tuesday night and Wednesday after obtaining a search warrant to look through Scheboth’s home.
The incident remains under investigation.