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(Henderson, KXNT)- An officer involved shooting from last August that killed Edward Scheboth is legally justified according to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson.

According to the D-A’s report, the Henderson Police Department officers were working a fatal traffic incident near Boulder Highway and College Drive. One of the officers, who was sitting in her vehicles heard several pops. She saw Scheboth approaching the car and firing a handgun at her. She did not have time to pull her gun and had to drive away, while calling for back-up. Arriving officers were quickly met with gunfire. Officers returned fire, shooting Scheboth once in the head. He later died from his injuries.

“Based on the investigation conducted at the scene, it was apparent Scheboth was heavily armed and intent on killing someone that day. Based on witness accounts, it was obvious that he was intentionally targeting police officers. Thankfully, nobody else was harmed in this incident,” states DA Steve Wolfson in a statement.

A Police Fatality Public Fact-Finding Review was conducted in this incident on May 30, 2014. Clark County Code mandates such a review when a police-involved death occurs, and the prosecutor preliminarily determines that no criminal prosecution of the officer is appropriate.

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