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Henderson PD: Attempted kidnapping, police chase led up to officer-involved shooting; no officers injured |

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Henderson PD: Attempted kidnapping, police chase led up to officer-involved shooting; no officers injured

HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) -- Henderson Police are investigating after an alleged attempted kidnapping led to an officer-involved shooting.

The incident began at 6:10 p.m. as dispatchers received a 911 call from a man claiming to have been kidnapped. The man said he escaped his kidnapper and said he was in the area of Lake Mead Parkway and Boulder Highway.

While on the phone with dispatchers, the man provided a suspect description, vehicle description and said the suspect was armed with a handgun.

Police arrived on scene soon after the call and located a vehicle fitting the description. Officers attempted to perform a traffic stop, but the vehicle drove away.

A short chase ensued, which ended as the suspect crashed into another vehicle near Galleria Drive and Boulder Highway. The driver of the other vehicle was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Police say the suspect then exited the vehicle with a gun in his hand. According to John Plunkett, Lieutenant with the Office of Public Information, the suspect was shot multiple times by police and no officers were injured. Plunkett did not specifically say if the suspect fired any rounds.

@HendersonNVPD are currently investigating an officer involved shooting.

Please avoid the area of North Boulder Highway from Sunset Road to Galleria. Northbound traffic is closed for the next several hours.

More information to follow as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/FkR2W7OJTN

— Henderson Police (@HendersonNVPD) October 16, 2020

The suspect was then taken to a local hospital, but his status is unknown.

Police say it is too early to know if the alleged kidnapping victim and suspect knew each other. Police say the victim who called 911 was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing.