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Henderson police say possible kidnapper ditched gun before officer fired

5th shooting involving Henderson police in 2020
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Posted at 2:06 PM, Oct 21, 2020

HENDERSON (KTNV) — A man suspected of kidnapping ditched his weapon during a car chase with police that ended in with him being shot seven times by an officer, the Henderson Police Department said Wednesday.

David Flores Jr. has been charged with First Degree Kidnapping with a Deadly Weapon, Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Assault on a Protected Person and four other charges connected to the incident.

ORIGINAL STORY: Henderson police officer shoots possible kidnapper near Boulder Highway, Galleria

On Oct. 15, the day of the chase and shooting, police said at the time that the chase ended when Flores Jr. crashed his car and exited the vehicle while holding a gun.

Since then, investigators say they found a loaded gun on the roadway in the path of the chase.

Police now believe he used that weapon during an attempted kidnapping and robbery, and that he discarded it before to the shooting involving the department.

Flores was transported to an area hospital where the department says he remains stable and is expected to survive.

This is the fifth officer-involved shooting for Henderson police in 2020.

The involved Henderson Police Officer remains on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702- 267-4911, 3-1-1, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.