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Henderson police officer shoots man suspected in reported kidnapping

Updated October 15, 2020 - 11:11 pm

A man was hospitalized Thursday night after he was shot by Henderson police near Galleria at Sunset mall.

Officers were called at 6:10 p.m. to East Lake Mead Parkway and North Boulder Highway after a man reported he had escaped a kidnapping, Henderson Police Department Lt. John Plunkett said at the scene Thursday night.

Police found the car and driver the victim had described nearby, but the driver refused to pull over, sending police on a 3-mile chase to Galleria Drive and Boulder Highway, where the driver was involved in a crash with another vehicle, Plunkett said.

Plunkett said the man got out of his car with a firearm in hand and one officer shot him multiple times.

The victim, officers, and the other driver in the crash were uninjured, but the suspected kidnapper’s condition was unknown.

The man who was shot was taken to a nearby hospital, and Plunkett said the suspect will be arrested once he’s released from the hospital.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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