Henderson Police: Gunman Killed Himself

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Henderson police say a 30-year-old gunman
who was shot by police in the bedroom of a home over the weekend
killed himself with a rifle blast to the head.

But a spokeswoman for the Clark County coroner said Monday that
a cause and manner of death of the man, identified as James Heitkotter, had not been released.

Henderson police say three officers answering a domestic disturbance call at 2:20 a.m. Sunday at a house near College Avenue and East Horison Drive confronted Heitkotter sitting on a bed in an upstairs bedroom pointing a rifle at his head.

Police say he allegedly failed to put the gun down and shot himself in the head at the same time two officers fired their handguns.

Police say one of the officers' shots missed, and the other wounded Heitkotter in the shoulder.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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