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Henderson police release video of shooting involving officer after kidnapping call

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Posted at 11:03 PM, Oct 29, 2020

HENDERSON (KTNV) — Henderson police released details, dashcam and body-worn video from a shooting that involved an officer earlier this month and a reported armed kidnapper.

The incident started at around 6:10 p.m. on Oct. 15 when a man called Henderson police saying he was kidnapped and able to escape near Lake Mead and Boulder Highway.

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However, the caller also informed authorities that the man involved in the incident left the area and was armed with a gun.

Officers eventually located the vehicle and the wanted man when a short vehicle pursuit ensued that ended in a crash at the intersection of Galleria Drive and Boulder Highway.

Shots were fired as the driver, later identified as David Flores Jr., who exited his vehicle and moved towards the other vehicle involved in the crash, according to authorities.

Henderson police officer shoots possible kidnapper near Boulder Highway, Galleria

Flores pulled his gun on the man who called police at the beginning of the entire situation and told him to get into the car. The man then escaped Flores' vehicle when he stopped at a Circle K gas station.

A patrol officer tried to pull Flores over, but he refused to stop and increased his speed until losing control of his vehicle and the crash occurred at Galleria Drive and Boulder Highway.

The Henderson Police Department says officers shouted commands to Flores, but he ignored them and went towards the other vehicle involved in the crash before an officer fired and struck Flores.

Authorities say Flores is expected to survive and facing six charges in the incident.

This was the fifth shooting that has involved officers in the City of Henderson so far in 2020.

Anyone with further information was urged to contact Crime Stoppers 702-385-5555.