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Henderson police identify alleged burglar involved in shooting

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Posted at 10:49 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 09:42:12-05

HENDERSON (KTNV) — The Henderson Police Department reports it shot an alleged burglar during a confrontation on Monday night.

The shooting happened around 8:50 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stufflebeam Avenue, near Galleria Drive.

Police were watching a person they believed to be involved in several burglaries. Authorities later identified this person as 37-year-old Joshua Watkins and when officers attempted to stop him, Watkins ran away.

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The Henderson Police Department released the booking photo for 37-year-old Joshua Watkins on Jan. 12, 2021.

Officers gave chase and the HPD says an officer shot Watkins when he pulled a firearm on them.


Watkins was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries before taken to the Henderson Detention Center.

Monday's incident was the first shooting involving officers in Henderson in 2021.

Watkins is facing charges of assault on a protected person with a deadly weapon and a registered ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

The HPD says the officers involved have been placed on routine administrative leave.