Man shot, killed by Henderson police identified along with 8 involved officers


A 26-year-old man shot and killed early Saturday by Henderson police has been identified.

No residence was available for Joshua Works and his official cause and manner of death are pending, said the Clark County coroner's office.

Works was shot by officers about 4:52 a.m. Saturday during a short foot chase near Auto Show Mall after police attempted to stop and question him about what was described as a violent armed robbery.

HPD Lt. Kirk Moore said officers originally attempted to stop an armed man near Teton Ranch Avenue and Carnegie Street on reports of a violent robbery.

Sometime later, officers spotted the suspect vehicle in the area of Boulder Highway and Texas Avenue and attempted to make a car stop.

Officers said the driver would not pull over until coming to stop near Gibson and Trail Canyon roads.

The driver got out of car, produced firearm and took off on foot. At least one officer opened fire during a short foot pursuit.

Moore did not say how many officers fired weapons or exactly how the shooting occurred. He said the investigation is ongoing.

Police have identified the officers who fired their weapons in the shooting.

They are:

  • Officer Andrew Avanessian, employed since January 2017
  • Officer Justin Chronister, employed since February 2015
  • Officer Robert Hollingsworth, employed since July 2016
  • Officer Joschua Loftis, employed since July 2015
  • Officer Luke Good, employed since July 2015
  • Officer Nicklaus Hamby, employed since January 2017
  • Officer Michael Stevens, employed since July 2015
  • Officer Michael Mayle, employed since January 2016

Officers are assigned to the North and East Patrol Divisions respectively and are on paid administrative leave.

The officers were wearing body worn cameras.

The investigation is ongoing and Henderson police said no additional details will be released yet.

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