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Police: Detective shoots at man as warrant is served

Updated Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 1:25 p.m.

A Henderson Police detective shot at an armed man who approached a house where a warrant was being served Tuesday night in the northeast valley, authorities said.

Nobody was injured, and the man was promptly placed in custody, Henderson Police Lt. Kirk Moore said. It wasn’t clear what, if any, criminal charges he faces.

Henderson Police SWAT officers served a warrant about 8 p.m. in the 6500 block of Curacao Drive, near Mount Hood Street and Carey Avenue, Moore said.

While officers with a local-federal task force were at the house, the man approached them, and the detective opened fire when the man ignored verbal commands, Moore said. It was not known why the man showed up at the house, Moore said.

Moore said he did not have information about whether the man, who didn’t fire his weapon, pointed the gun at officers. Police did not release information about the nature of the warrant.

The task force was made up of Metro and Henderson police officers and agents with the Department of Homeland Security investigations unit, Moore said.

The detective who fired the rounds was placed on routine paid administrative leave, police said.