Police continue to search for auto-pedestrian suspect, two in critical condition
MONDAY 10:40 A.M. UPDATE | Henderson police say the suspect vehicle has been recovered while the suspect remains outstanding.
ORIGINAL | Three pedestrians were struck by a vehicle fleeing from Henderson police Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, at Lake Mead Boulevard and Boulder Highway.
The incident began at 1:30 p.m., according to the Henderson Police Department, when officers spotted a white 2000 Chevrolet Suburban with an Arizona license plate BCN1433 near Collins Drive and Westminster Way.
A records check revealed the plate was stolen, according to police, and when officers tried to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle fled and a pursuit began.
The pursuit was terminated when the suspect showed disregard for the safety of other drivers, and the suspect continued to travel northbound on Boulder Highway, police say.
Shortly after, the vehicle ran a red light at Lake Mead Boulevard where pedestrians were crossing and struck three of them.
The three pedestrians were identified as a 20-year-old female and a 56-year-old male who are in critical condition and a a 62-year-old female who has minor injuries.
They were transported to Sunrise Trauma Center.
The suspect is still outstanding and officers are asking anyone with information regarding the vehicle or suspect's whereabouts to call HPD at 702-267-4911 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.