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UPDATE: Vegas police discuss shooting involving officers from Aug. 30

Posted at 8:50 AM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 00:47:21-04

SEPT. 2 UPDATE: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department held a press conference to release further details into a shooting that involved officers on Aug. 30 near US-95 and Grand Teton.

Police say they got a call a woman who said her ex-boyfriend was threatening to kill himself.

When they found him the man fired his gun at officers and they fired back, according to authorities, before he ran away.

The man was later located by police and he turned himself in with no injuries reported in the incident.

SEPT. 1 UPDATE: The officers involved in the Aug. 30 officer-involved shooting, which occurred in the 8900 block of Happy Stream Avenue, are Officer Michael Hennessey and Officer Eric Wennerberg.

Officer Hennessey is 30 years old and has been employed with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 2016. He is assigned to the Community Policing Division, Northeast Area Command.

Officer Wennerberg is 36 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2018. He is assigned to the Community Policing Division, Summerlin Area Command.

Both officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.

Las Vegas police were involved with a shootout with a man early this morning on Happy Stream Avenue near US-95 and Grand Teton in the northwest part of the valley.

Police say they received a phone call around 3 a.m. from a woman who said her ex-boyfriend was talking about killing himself and was texting her photos of himself with a gun.


Around 4 a.m., police made contact with the man who immediately pulled a gun and fired at the officers.

They returned fire as the man ran away.

Police gave chase and were able to corner the man. SWAT arrived on the scene to negotiate.

The man eventually turned himself in without further incidents.

No one was injured during the confrontation.

Las Vegas police will hold a press conference within 72 hours and will release details and body camera footage.

This is the 13th officer-involved shooting this year for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.