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Metro identifies officer involved in fatal shooting


Mona Shield Payne / Special to the Sun

Metro Police investigate after a man was shot and killed by a detective shortly before 1 p.m. July 1 in the 5500 block of Alexander Drive as two detectives tried to question him in a sexual assault and domestic violence case they were working.

Shooting in Northwest Valley

Crime scene tape blocks residents from entering their neighborhood while Metro Police investigate after an officer-involved shooting July 1 in the 5500 block of Alexander Drive, near Helen Street and Rancho Drive. Launch slideshow »

Officer-involved shooting

Metro Police on Friday identified an officer who fatally shot a man Wednesday afternoon in the northwest Las Vegas Valley.

Authorities said Officer Jeremy Hendricks, 30, fired at the man after he and another detective tried to question him in connection with another case they were working. The shooting happened at about 1 p.m. Wednesday near the El Jen Convalescent Center, 5538 Duncan Drive, near Alexander Drive, Helen Street and Rancho Drive.

Hendricks has been with Metro Police since August 1998 and is assigned to the Crimes Against Youth and Family Section. Police have said the detectives were working on a case involving domestic violence battery and sexual assault with a child under the age of 14.

Hendricks has been placed on paid administrative leave until the investigation into the shooting is completed. This is the 10th officer-involved shooting in the Las Vegas Valley this year, police spokesman Officer Bill Cassell said.

Police said that after questioning the man -- whose name hasn't been released by the Clark County Coroner's Office -- the detectives went to place him under arrest but the man ran away. After a chase, police said a physical altercation ensued and Hendricks fired his handgun twice, fatally injuring the man.

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