HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police have identified the officer involved in a shooting on Saturday.
Officer Brian Pollard shot and killed 42-year-old Richard Nolton after a domestic dispute. Officer Pollard has been on the Henderson Police force since 1994.
Officers were called to Nolton's home on Severn St., near Horizon and Greenway Rd., around 6:50 a.m. Police say he was threatening his wife. The woman was able to escape the house but her 15-year-old son was still inside with her husband. For nearly an hour, officers repeatedly asked Nolton to come out of the house and surrender.
Shortly after 8:00 a.m., Nolton came out of the home and confronted officers with a handgun. Police say officers repeatedly ordered Nolton to drop the weapon and surrender, but he refused.