Henderson police release body camera video of Aug. 12 officer-involved shooting
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
Henderson police say Officer Eric Nielsen spotted a trio by the Vons at Pecos and Windmill and thought something about them did not look right.
At first, the three people were compliant.
However, the male suspect, identified as 27-year-old Larry Calvert, became physical with Officer Nielsen and jumped inside a 1998 black Camry.
Police say 26-year-old Marcella Levia was in the passenger seat and 26-year-old Summer Waters ran away on foot.
Officer Nielsen determined Calvert had provided false information about his identity and was awaiting the arrival of another officer.
As an assisting officer arrived, Calvert was directed to exit his vehicle.
Calvert ignored Officer Nielsen’s commands and began to start the car and prepare to flee. As Calvert starts the car, an altercation ensues in the open doorway of the vehicle. Calvert manages to place the car into reverse, pinning Officer Nielsen within the open door and the body of the Toyota with no means to escape as the suspect vehicle backed up.
Officer Nielsen moved backward attempting to get out of the path of the vehicle but his foot was driven over as Calvert backs up the vehicle in an attempt to flee. Fearing that his and the assisting officer’s lives were in imminent jeopardy, Officer Nielsen subsequently fired three rounds from his service firearm. Officer Nielsen and the assisting officer were hit by the vehicle as it traveled in reverse. Calvert left the scene with Levia in the front passenger seat.
On Aug. 13, members of the Criminal Apprehension Team, located and arrested Larry Calvert. Marcella Levia was also located.
It was discovered that Calvert suffered from at least two gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
Anyone with information, in this case, is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911, 3-1-1, or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit Crime Stoppers website. Tips directly leading to a felony arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.