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Henderson Officer Shot, Police Search for Shooters

Posted June 11, 1998

— An off-duty Henderson police sergeant was hit by a stray bullet, and police are still searching for the shooters.

The incident happened just before 7:00 p.m. Friday night when Sgt. Deavrow Edwards was fixing dinner for his family, and heard a gun shot.

A bullet traveled through the front window through the kitchen and into the rear den where Edwards was standing and hit him in the shoulder.

"We were getting ready to have supper, and I went into the den to pick up the remote control, and when I turned around I got hit," Edwards said. "I was hit in the arm, and then we noticed the front window had a hole in it."

Edwards returned from the hospital and is in good condition. The police are still searching for the car and 2-to-3 Hispanic males that they believe are armed and dangerous.

Investigators said that the shooting appears to be random, and that the bullet was not intended for Sgt. Edwards.

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