Police shoot man inside grocery store bathroom

Molly Waldron

Police shoot man inside grocery store bathroom

CREATED Nov. 14, 2012

Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- Police shot a man inside a grocery store bathroom in Henderson on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say that they received a 911 call about 3:35 p.m. from an employee at the Albertson's near Boulder Highway and Lake Mead, who reported seeing a man with a gun in the store's bathroom.

Another employee told police that the man possibly had an infant with him.

Police evacuated the store and SWAT tried to get the man to surrender.

According to officials, the man came out of the bathroom at around 4:15 p.m. and pointed a gun at them. He refused to put down the gun when ordered and the police officers were forced to fire.

The man was transported to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition.

The weapon was determined to be a pellet gun that had been modified to look like a real semi-automatic handgun.

There was no child in the bathroom but an infant-sized doll was found on a changing table along with the man's belongings.

The officers involved in the incident were placed on paid administrative leave per department policy.

 

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