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Walmart parking lot shooting may have been self-defense, police say

Updated June 13, 2024 - 6:19 pm

A fatal shooting at a Walmart parking lot Wednesday afternoon is being investigated as a possible case of self-defense, police said.

No arrests have been made, according to a Henderson Police Department news release.

“Detectives determined a 38-year-old male approached a vehicle with a firearm in his hand in a confrontational manner,” the news release said. “A second male from within this vehicle discharged his firearm at the 38-year-old, striking him. After being shot, the 38-year-old male discharged multiple rounds from his firearm as the confronted subject vehicle drove away.”

The man who was shot died from his injuries at the scene. The Clark County coroner’s office will release his identity and cause and manner of death after relatives have been notified.

The man who first shot his gun remained at the scene and was cooperating with the investigation, police said. His name hasn’t been released.

The shooting caused the Walmart at Eastgate Plaza to be closed for the evening. It reopened Thursday morning.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911 or 311. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

The shooting was the fifth homicide in Henderson this year.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com.

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