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Man shot by Henderson police identified

Henderson police on Tuesday identified a man shot and wounded by officers a day earlier.

Kenneth Dehart, 23, held a suspected replica BB gun when he was shot by officers around 7 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of Metropolitan Drive, near Burkholder Boulevard and East Lake Mead Parkway, according to a statement from Henderson police.

The officers who fired were not immediately identified.

Police initially responded to a report that a man was trying to break into parked vehicles. Dehart ran off when officers arrived, police wrote in the statement.

Police said he was hospitalized, but expected to recover from being shot.

Dehart has a history of arrests in Henderson dating back to 2017, when he was arrested on charges of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana, having open alcohol in a vehicle while he was under 21 and petit larceny, according to court records.

He was sentenced to a $200 fine and less than two months in jail.

On January 6, he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of brandishing an imitation firearm. He was ordered to pay a fine of $840.

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

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