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Henderson police name officers who shot man during barricade

Henderson police released the names of officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect Tuesday during a hostage barricade.

Officers Jesse Hehn, James Pendleton, Philip Duffy, Brett Anderson, Jesse Lujan, Seth Price and Luis Amezcua have all been placed on paid administrative leave while police investigate their conduct during the shooting, according to a statement from the Henderson Police Department.

Police were called at 11 a.m. to The Douglas at Stonelake Apartments, 1445 Stonelake Cove Ave., where Jason Bourne, 38, was allegedly holding a 12-year-old boy at gunpoint after shooting two women and a 16-year-old girl, the Review-Journal previously reported.

Bourne is suspected of killing the two women and injuring the girl. The 12-year-old boy died at the scene, but it is unclear if Bourne shot the boy before police fatally shot Bourne.

A Utah church identified three of the people who were shot as Diana Hawatmeh and her children, Joseph and Yasmeen. The family is part of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Draper.

Amezcua’s first name was spelled Luiz in the statement from Henderson police Thursday, but no officer by that name is employed in Clark County, according to public payroll data.

Lujan has been with the department since 1997; Pendleton and Anderson since 2013; Hehn since 2014; Price and Amezcua since 2017 and Duffy since 2019.

Lujan was previously placed on administrative leave in 2012 after he was one of three officers who were involved in the shooting of a suicidal man following a two-hour standoff near Eastern and Serene avenues.

Hehn was involved in the December shooting of 42-year-old Daniel Thornburg on Cannes Street, near Brown Junior High School, after Thornburg fired at officers outside the home.

Amezcua was arrested via citation in July on suspicion of one count of DUI but information on the case was not available in Henderson or Las Vegas Justice Court.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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