Henderson officers identified in Thursday shooting

One officer had a gunshot wound to the foot

HENDERSON (KTNV) - A man is dead after he was shot by Henderson police Thursday morning. 

After receiving a 911 call, Henderson police responded to the 500 block of Point Vista Avenue, near Galleria Drive and Patrick Lane, around 4:15 a.m. When they arrived, a woman was screaming inside the residence.

Interactive Map: Shootings involving Las Vegas valley officers in 2018

Police entered the residence and found a man armed with a box cutter in a closet. Police issued commands for the man to drop the box cutter but he did not follow their commands.

Police said he lunged at them and he was then shot by officers. He died of his injuries.

The woman was transported to Sunrise Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, believed to be from the box cutter.

This is the second shooting involving the Henderson Police Department this year. The other shooting happened on Aug. 12. 

The officers involved in Thursday's shooting were identified as Haven Tillmon, Matthew Brown, Bridget Ward and Zachary Winningham. Tillmon has been with the department since 2004, Brown since 2006, Ward since 2008 and Winningham since 2017. All are on paid administrative leave. 

One officer sustained a gunshot wound to the foot during the shooting. That officer, who was not identified, was transported to a Las Vegas hospital, where they underwent surgery for the non-life
threatening wound and was released.

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