LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – On Monday afternoon, the Henderson Police Department provided an update on a weekend-long barricade that ended with a suspect found dead.

On April 12 at approximately 11:20 a.m., the HPD Criminal Apprehension Team for Major Violators Unit responded to the 200 block of Callen Falls Avenue in reference to capturing a wanted subject involved in a violent felony case. Officers arriving on the scene were advised that the armed suspect had barricaded himself inside a residence and refused to surrender.

Officers immediately set up containment at the scene and began negotiating with the suspect as SWAT and Crisis Negotiations teams arrived.

“Continuous efforts to de-escalate this incident went on for several hours without success. During the negotiations the suspect discharged several rounds inside the residence.”

Henderson Police Department, April 15

HPD SWAT entered the residence at about 8:45 a.m. the next morning, where the suspect fired multiple rounds. One officer returned fire toward the suspect and all of the police backed out of the residence.

HPD said that the suspect was not struck by this gunfire and no officers were injured during this encounter. Negotiations continued for several more hours.

Police found the suspect dead at approximately 12:45 a.m. on April 14. The name of the decedent, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be provided by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. This is the first officer-involved shooting in Henderson for 2024.

“We would like to thank our community members for their patience and understanding during this critical incident,” said HPD Chief Hollie Chadwick. “Our primary focus will always be the safety of our community members. We would like to thank our partners in the valley who worked tirelessly with us to bring this critical incident to a conclusion. The Henderson Police Department will continue to valiantly and diligently serve our community members.”

Henderson Mayor Michelle Romero also praised the department.

“I want to thank the brave men and women of the Henderson Police Department for their extraordinary efforts to keep our community safe and inform residents over the course of the weekend,” she said. “We are also grateful to Las Vegas Metro and North Las Vegas Police for their support and collaboration. This was a very concerning and inconvenient event, especially for those living in or near Tuscany, and we appreciate the community’s understanding and continued support of HPD.”

HPD identified the individual involved in the shooting as Officer Taylor Young, who has been employed with the department since 2017 and is currently assigned to the Field Operations Bureau. Officer Young has been placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy.

An investigation is ongoing.


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