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Tragic SWAT Standoff in Henderson Ends in Apparent Murder-Suicide

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, July 5, 2023 9:55 am

LAS VEGAS – In a harrowing incident on Tuesday, a Henderson man allegedly killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself, concluding an intense four-and-a-half-hour SWAT standoff. The heart-wrenching event unfolded at a residence on Pepperell Avenue, and authorities worked diligently to resolve the situation peacefully.

The city’s police department revealed that officers responded to a distress call from family members who reported that the 70-year-old male suspect had confessed to shooting and killing his girlfriend and was contemplating suicide. Upon their arrival, the man refused to come out of the house, prompting the deployment of the SWAT team and crisis negotiators.

Despite extensive efforts to negotiate with the man during the lengthy standoff, he ultimately shot himself, leading to the tragic loss of his life. Inside the home, officers discovered the lifeless body of his 61-year-old girlfriend.

As investigations into this heartbreaking incident continue, authorities are tight-lipped about further details at this time. They are urging anyone with information about the case to come forward and assist the Henderson Police Department by calling 702-267-4911 or providing anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or through their website crimestoppersofnv.com.

Credits: KTNV

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