Officer wounded, suspect killed in shooting

A man was killed and a trooper was injured during a shooting early Monday in a business area near a major crossroads in suburban Henderson, police said.

Henderson Police Officer Alan Olvera said the shooting occurred shortly before 7 a.m. after officers responded to a report of a person with a weapon at a business on Eastern Avenue near St. Rose Parkway.

“Arriving officers made contact with the described subject who then produced what was believed to be a handgun which resulted in an officer-involved shooting,” Olvera said.

The man and the officer were taken to a hospital, where Olvera said the man was pronounced dead and the officer was in stable condition. His injuries were not described.

The names of the officer and the man killed were not immediately released.

Henderson police cordoned off a wide area near a shopping center for several hours and diverted traffic during their investigation.

Henderson is southeast of Las Vegas.