Press Release from Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow
Today, Saturday November 18, 2017, Officers of the Henderson Police Department were handling a Domestic Juvenile call within the 400 Block of Orange Street. While officers were in the yard speaking with the family gunshots were heard in extremely close proximity.
In visible sight of their location, gunfire was occurring at the intersection of Walnut Street and Pettigrew Street where a 33 year old female was shot. She was transported by personal vehicle to a local medical facility where she is receiving treatment for her injury.
A gold colored Lexus that was actively involved in the shooting sped towards the officers at a high speed with the passenger still brandishing his firearm.
One of our officers fired his weapon at the gold in color Lexus while the second officer returned to his vehicle and began pursuing. Less than a block away, a passenger exited the vehicle and ran from the car.
The car continued on and within the next block the vehicle stopped, and both the driver and rear passenger were taken into custody without further incident.
The driver received a single gunshot wound to his lower leg and was treated and released back into our custody in a short amount of time by a local medical facility.
Due to the officer discharging his firearm during the incident, the District Attorney’s Office was immediately called and the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) was requested. The SBI is currently handling the investigation of the incident and the officer has been placed on administrative leave per our departmental policy.
We are extremely grateful for the valuable information and cooperation that has been given by our citizens.
Both of the individuals taken into custody have been charged in the shooting of the 33 year old female and information on the whereabouts of the third individual that fled from the vehicle is being sought.
If anyone should have any additional information about this incident, he or she is encouraged to contact the SBI or Henderson Police Department. Callers may also call Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925 or by using the P3 app on a smartphone or tablet device. Callers may remain anonymous.
While this remains open and an ongoing investigation the release of any further details about this incident will be at the discretion of the District Attorney’s.