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Henderson police find 150 guns in shooting suspect's home

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Aug 21, 2013

Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- The man shot and killed by Henderson police officers has been identified.

The Clark County Coroner said 63-year-old Edward Scheboth of Henderson died from a gunshot wound to the head.

The incident happened around 8 a.m. Tuesday when Scheboth ambushed a Henderson police officer sitting in a patrol car.

It took place on Boulder Highway, just south of College Avenue.

Scheboth was then shot and killed by police after he fired shots at them. He was armed with three handguns and had a rifle on his motorcycle.

Detectives searched his home and found more than 150 guns, but they did not find anything that sheds light on a motive for the attack.

They found the handguns, shotguns and rifles on Tuesday and Wednesday after obtaining a search warrant to look through the home.

Scheboth had no criminal history with the Henderson Police Department. There were no calls for service to his home. His only apparent contact with police was being issued two speeding tickets.

Detectives will continue to investigate the incident seeking a motive for the ambush on a police officer, but said there is a possibility that a motive for the attack may not be determined.

His family members said Scheboth lived in Henderson for more than 30 years and didn't really keep in touch with any family.

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.