Henderson police identified the officers involved in the fatal police shooting of a woman who stabbed her young son Monday.
The Henderson Police Department identified officers Edward Little and Patrick McCarrick in a Wednesday afternoon news release. Both were placed on routine paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.
It was unclear if both officers fired their guns during the shooting.
“It doesn’t necessarily mean that both officers shot,” police spokeswoman Katrina Rothmeyer said. “Those were the two that were placed on administrative leave.”
About 12:10 p.m. Monday, Claudia Nadia Rodriguez’s son called 911 from the Equestrian on Eastern Apartments, 10701 S. Eastern Ave. The 911 call disconnected, but police believe a “violent domestic incident” happened, according to a Monday release.
Officers found the boy with multiple apparent stab wounds and an “agitated woman,” later determined to be the boy’s mother. “A struggle ensued” before police shot Rodriguez, the release said.
Rodriguez later died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Her son, Winston, was expected to recover after emergency surgery at University Medical Center, the release said.
According to court documents, the boy is 6 years, 10 months old, but Henderson police on Monday said he was 7.
Police on Wednesday said Little has been employed with the department since March 2008, and McCarrick has been employed since January 2016. Both were assigned to the Field Operations Bureau.
Rodriguez’s death marked the fourth police shooting — and the first fatal police shooting — involving Henderson officers this year.
A Henderson officer named Edward Little was involved in a fatal off-duty shooting in September 2010. According to Review-Journal archives, authorities said Little was not acting in an official capacity when he shot Ruslan Zhgenti, 38.
The Review-Journal stories indicate Zhgenti was the estranged husband of a woman Little was visiting at the time. Police said Little was visiting Sabina Iskenderova at her home on Via Sarafina Drive, near Seven Hills Drive and Sunridge Heights Parkway, when her estranged husband arrived, carrying one of two handguns he owned. Although Iskenderova and Zhgenti jointly owned the house, he was living elsewhere, police said.
Little shot and killed Zhgenti with a handgun that was not his duty weapon after Zhgenti confronted them with his own gun, police said.
Henderson police concluded the 2010 shooting was a valid self-defense case and did not recommend any charges. The Clark County coroner’s office reviewed the shooting and decided no coroner’s inquest was necessary. No charges were filed.