Henderson police officers shot a man armed with a knife early Tuesday at a sports bar near downtown.
Police spokesman Rod Pena said officers responded to “a disturbance” at the Bourbon Street Sports Bar, at North Major Avenue and Boulder Highway, at about 6:30 a.m.
Officers found a 40-year-old man, later identified as Israel Valle-Lopez, in the parking lot, Pena said. He pulled a knife out after officers pushed him to the ground.
When the officers tried to take him into custody, Valle-Lopez tried to stab one of them, and the officers shot him, Pena said.
The man was taken to a hospital in stable condition, and no officers were injured, he said.
It was the sixth officer-involved shooting this year in Henderson. Pena said the officers involved were placed on administrative leave.
Vanita Sanders, who lives in a nearby apartment complex, said the bar is popular with senior citizens in the area.
“That’s their entertainment,” she said. “It’s not good. I’m scared for the seniors.”
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