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Police: Man shoots at, rams into car in Henderson he mistakenly believed was connected to burglary

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Posted at 6:18 AM, Feb 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-03 00:48:43-05

HENDERSON (KTNV) — Police say two people in Henderson became "unwitting victims" when they were shot at and their vehicle was rammed by another man who incorrectly thought they burglarized his pickup truck.

The man in the car and his teenage passenger are OK, police say. No injuries were reported.

Jason Lee Cluxton was arrested for battery with a deadly weapon and discharging a gun into an occupied vehicle, according to an arrest report obtained by 13 Action News.

Officers with Henderson Police Department responded to the incident on Tuesday night near Eastern Avenue and Windmill Parkway.

Authorities say Cluxton was leaving a convenience store when he discovered his pickup truck had been broken into.

He followed a car he believed was involved in the burglary and cut the driver off on Bluegrass Lane, according to the report. The other driver tried to go around, when Cluxton pulled out a gun and fired into the passenger side of his car, the report states.

The man kept driving after the shots were fired but soon came to a stop sign, where police say Cluxton rammed his Ford Raptor into the back of the other driver's car.

Cluxton was booked into jail in Henderson. The incident remains under investigation, police said.