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UPDATE: Henderson police officer involved in shooting identified

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Nov 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 17:06:45-05

UPDATE NOV. 6: The Henderson officer involved in shooting on Nov. 3 has been identified as 38-year-old Marc Rasmussen, who has been employed with Henderson police since 2015. He is assigned to Patrol Division, Northweat Area Command. He is currently on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of the shooting. 

ORIGINAL STORY

A Henderson police officer was involved in a shooting on Friday morning.

It happened at approximately 5 a.m. during a traffic stop near West Atlantic Avenue and West Pacific Avenue.

40-year-old Robert Clark was driving a red 1995 Cadillac DeVille. His passenger was 33-year-old Courtey Ellis. Henderson police say that both are felony suspects wanted in connection with multiple burglaries and fraudulent activities.

Clark apparently took off after being pulled over. He then rammed a police vehicle in 200 block of Bismark Way. That is when an officer fired at Clark.

Clark and Ellis were taken into custody without further incident and no one was injured.

A parallel investigation is being conducted by Henderson Police Department’s Investigative Services Bureau and its Use of Force Training and Analysis Unit.
 
Clark and Ellis are being held at the Henderson Detention Center on various charges of burglary, conspiracy and fraud related charges. Clark is additionally being charged with battery with a deadly weapon (vehicle) and felony evading.
 
This is the first officer-involved shooting of 2017. The name of the officer involved will be released after 48 hours per department policy.