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UPDATE: Newly-released video shows moments leading up to shooting at McCarran

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Nov 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 02:51:53-05

UPDATE NOV. 25: Las Vegas police are sharing new video showing the moments that led up to a shooting at McCarran Airport on Nov. 2. The suspect was shot by police twice. At last check, he was in critical condition.

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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- In a press conference Saturday, Assistant Clark County Sheriff Charles Hank described the moments leading up to an Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer shooting a man at McCarran International Airport's tarmac near Terminal 1 early Thursday morning.

"I want to say how proud I am of the officers who work at the airport," Hank said, "and how they responded to this call."

He said the attempted to bring a peaceful resolution to the incident.

"However, the suspect, as you will see, was aggressive and violent," Hank said.

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Hank said the suspect, Jordan Henry, 23, entered Terminal 3 at the airport through the American Airlines counter just before 2:30 a.m. and, minutes later, walked behind a ticket counter and breached a door marked Authorized Personnel Only into a restricted area.

Hank said Henry set off multiple door alarms as he walked through restricted areas to ground level at the E Gates leading to Terminal 1.

Hank said Henry was spotted by an airport employee as he passed the C Gates, and that employee reported a suspicious person to the Airport Control center (ACC).

Police said the ACC reported Henry's position to officers assigned to the airport, and those officers located Henry, still in a restricted area, near baggage handling at Gate 23.

Hank said when an officer tried to pat Henry down he screamed, charged a second officer, and hit that officer in the face knocking him unconscious, breaking his nose, fracturing his orbital bone (eye), and fracturing his finger.

Police said both officers attempted to use a stun gun on Henry before the attack, but they were ineffective.

Hank said Henry ran to from officers, encountered a third officer getting out of his patrol car near the B Gates, and turned to charge the officers chasing him.

Hank said Henry screamed again, charged a second officer who attempted to use a stun gun on Henry without affect, and punched him.

Police said as Henry attempted to charge a third officer, Sgt. Jason Hansen, 43, he ignored Hansen's orders to lie down and Hansen shot Henry twice in the torso.

Medical arrived in time to stabilize Henry and he was taken to U.M.C. Trauma for emergency surgery.

Henry was listed in stable but critical condition Saturday.

Hank said Henry had a long criminal history including arrests in Georgia for criminal trespass, obstructing an officer, and two counts of battery against a police officer.

Henry was charged with Battery on a Protected Person Resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm, Battery on a Protected Person, and Trespass in connection with Thursday's officer involved shooting.

Police said Hansen has been with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 2001 and was placed on administrative leave from his position with the Tourism Safety Division, Airport Bureau, pending a review of the shooting.