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UPDATE: Henderson police release video related to shooting of knife-wielding man

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Posted at 1:31 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2020-01-22 18:46:53-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE JAN. 22: Henderson Police Department has released the video related to the shooting of a man with a knife on Dec. 14. Police say they were forced to shoot 37-year-old John Watson outside of a business after he advanced on police officers.
WARNING: The video below is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers.

ORIGINAL STORY
On Dec. 14, at about 8:05 a.m., The City of Henderson Police Department responded to the Green Valley Plaza at 2716 North Green Valley Parkway after receiving multiple calls reporting a male there was saying, “I’m going to stab someone, call the police.”

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Police arrived and located a male matching the description armed with a knife, he came towards the officers, which led to an officer shooting the man.

The male was later identified as 37-year-old John Watson.

Watson was taken to a local area hospital in critical condition.

He faces at least one charge of Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Protected Person.

“I came to the door and the door was closed,” says Hilde Schubeis, shopper.

The Trader Joes in the plaza remained closed for the day.

A sign on the doors said they would not re-open until Sunday due to “unforeseen events”

“I come here not that often, but I have never heard of anything happening in this plaza here.”

No officers were injured during this incident.

This is the eighth officer-involved shooting in Henderson in 2019, and the third this week.

No other details were released at this time.

The involved Henderson Police Officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, and his name will be released after 48 hours, per department policy.

Anyone with information in this case 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 or visit CrimeStoppers website.

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