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Coroner IDs four killed in Henderson shooting

Updated November 6, 2020 - 5:36 pm

The Clark County coroner’s office has identified the four people who died Tuesday after Henderson police said a man shot two women and a girl before taking a boy hostage.

Dianne Hawatmeh, 38, of Henderson and Veronica Muniz, 33, of Las Vegas, were found dead at the The Douglas at Stonelake Apartments, 1445 Stonelake Cove Ave. around 11 a.m., according to a statement from Clark County on behalf of the coroner’s office.

The suspected shooter, Jason Bourne, 38, of Henderson, was found in the parking lot holding a gun to a 12-year-old boy’s head, Henderson police said Wednesday.

The boy, identified Friday as Joseph Hawatmeh, of Henderson, died at the scene, but it is unclear if he was shot by Bourne or police.

Bourne is also suspected of injuring a 16-year-old girl, who was identified by friends of the Hawatmeh family as Dianne Hawatmeh’s daughter, Yasmeen. She was in stable condition at a local hospital as of Wednesday night.

Dianne Hawatmeh’s and Muniz’ cause of deaths were ruled a gunshot wound to the head and Joseph Hawatmeh’s cause of death was ruled gunshot wounds to the head and chest, according to the coroner’s office.

Henderson Police Department on Thursday night listed seven officers Thursday night who were involved in the police shooting of Bourne. Officers Jesse Hehn, James Pendleton, Philip Duffy, Brett Anderson, Jesse Lujan, Seth Price and Luis Amezcua have been placed on paid administrative leave while police investigate their conduct during the shooting.

Bourne’s cause of death was ruled to be gunshot wounds, according to the coroner’s office.

Investigators believe Bourne lived in the apartment above the Hawatmeh’s unit.

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

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