Police Officer Opens Fire on a Teen who Attempted to Run Over his Partner



An officer Metro Police said shot at a teen who tried to run over officers with a car Monday has been identified as Scott Hinckley, 33, who has been with the department since February 2014. Hinckley is on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of the incident, police said. The episode unfolded about 11:15 p.m. in the area Bonanza Road and Nellis Boulevard when officers tried to pull over an unlicensed Honda Civic driven by 18-year-old Daniel Prichard, Capt. Shawn Anderson said.

When the car sped off, the officers did not chase it. The same officers later spotted the vehicle parked in a cul-de-sac in the area of Del Amo Drive and Sandhill Road. As police approached the car, Prichard attempted to run over the officers, prompting Hinckley to shoot and hit the car multiple times. Prichard was not hit by any of the bullets, but he was treated for minor injuries at the scene before being taken to the Clark County Detention Center. He faces charges including assault with a deadly weapon and reckless driving.

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  • David Huffman

    doesnt look like he tried to hit them to me, he was about a foot away.. attempted murder from the cop if you ask me….

  • If he wanted to hit the officer or the officer’s car he could have. The officer’s bullets could have killed other people and he should be not only fired but charged for threatening civilians’ lives.