Female ice cream truck driver killed by Henderson police | NevadaAppeal.com

Female ice cream truck driver killed by Henderson police

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LAS VEGAS ” Henderson police say officers trying to issue a speeding ticket shot and killed a 42-year-old woman who they say took a knife from her ice cream truck and made threatening moves.

The woman has been identified as Deshira Selimaj. She died at St. Rose-Siena hospital after the Tuesday afternoon shooting near Sunridge Heights and Pecos Ridge parkways.

Police spokesman Todd Rasmussen says a confrontation ensued after the woman’s husband, 65-year-old Zyber Selimaj, was stopped in another ice cream truck.

The woman arrived with her 7- and 11-year-old sons, and police say she wielded a knife and at one point used one of the children as a shield.

Police tried to stun the woman with a Taser but failed. When she made an aggressive move, an officer shot her.

The husband was arrested and is in the Henderson city jail.

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The children are at Child Haven.

The officer has been put on paid administrative leave while department officials investigate.

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