Bodycam Footage Released Of Officer Involved Shooting

Henderson police released body camera footage Friday from the officer involved in a shooting in front of a neighborhood grocery store on Sunday night.

Officer Eric Nielsen fired at a vehicle after the driver struck him and another officer with the car, police said. The main suspect was arrested and a woman of interest was also located on Monday evening.

Officers responded about 8:10 p.m. to a shopping center in the 2600 block of Windmill Parkway, near Pecos Road, to reports of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot, Henderson police officer Rod Peña said.

As officers contacted the driver of the vehicle, a physical altercation between the driver and an officer occurred as a second officer arrived to assist. The man involved in the altercation got into the driver’s side of a Toyota and took off, striking two officers with his car. Both suffered “very minor injuries,” Peña said. A woman was already seated in the vehicle.

As the vehicle fled, Nielsen fired one or two rounds at the vehicle. The vehicle then left the scene.

Henderson police said Nielsen has been with the department since February 2015 and is on paid leave pending the investigation.

Police identified the driver as 27-year-old Larry Calvert.


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