...Police say the victim went into the home of his estranged wife with a gun. He was met by the off-duty Henderson officer who was also armed with his own personal gun. That off-duty officer had apparently been dating the woman involved. Her estranged husband was reportedly not welcome in the home and did not have a right to be there... A city of Henderson spokesperson says because the officer was not on the job, this is not considered to be an "officer involved shooting"... Police were at the home well into the afternoon, according to neighbor [JH]. He said he saw investigators take a personal computer and several brown paper sacks out of the home... [Spokeswoman Kathy] Blaha said Monday it's unclear whether the case might go to a coroner's inquest jury. She said if charges are filed against Little it would be after the completion of the investigation, which is still under way. "It's going to take a little bit for them to work through this one," Blaha said. NOTE: This story originally said the case wasn't expected to go to a coroner's inquest jury, but was changed to say it's unclear whether it will go to an inquest jury... The victims family says he and his wife had only been separated a month and still have very much access to his own home. That's despite Henderson Police reporting he did not have free access to the home... The family says his wife was having an affair with an off-duty Henderson Police officer who shot Zhgenti four times. "I don't know how to put this; he was murdered," says Timur Durdyev, Zhgenti's brother...
OFF-DUTY OFFICER SHOOTS, KILLS HENDERSON MAN
Officer Placed On Paid Administrative Leave
September 17, 2010
[Excerpt] A 38-year-old Henderson man was shot and killed Friday morning by an off-duty police officer during a confrontation that involved the former’s ex-wife. That’s according to police, who said the estranged husband entered the house, on Via Sarafina Drive near Seven Hills and Lizard Leaf drives, shortly after 1 a.m. He was carrying a gun and was not invited into the house, police said. The off-duty officer, who lives in North Las Vegas, was described by police as a "friend" of the woman... [Full article here]
OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER SHOOTS AND KILLS MAN
Posted: Sep 17, 2010 1:21 PM PDT
Updated: Sep 17, 2010 3:00 PM PDT
[Excerpts] ...A City of Henderson spokesperson said the suspect, who was armed with a gun, confronted the woman and the 32-year-old Henderson police officer. The suspect was the estranged husband of the woman. The spokesperson said the off-duty officer shot and killed the husband... The shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. near Seven Hills Drive and Lizard Leaf Drive. The officer is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation. [Full article here]
Video: Family of Ruslan Zhgenti, killed by wife's visiting cop friend, speaks out
NEIGHBORHOOD SHAKEN AFTER OFF-DUTY OFFICER SHOOTS & KILLS SUSPECT
Posted: Sep 17, 2010
[Excerpts] The Henderson neighborhood near Seven Hills and Via Sarafina is not known for criminal activity... "I was working on my computer at about somewhere around one in the morning, and I heard four shots go off," said neighbor [SF]. Investigators say a 38-year-old man showed up at his old home to confront his estranged wife and her male friend. The woman's friend is a Henderson police officer, who was off-duty when the man arrived. The estranged husband managed to get inside. His anger escalated, and he was armed. "The estranged husband confronted the two of them with a firearm," said City of Henderson spokesperson Kathy Blaha. "The off-duty police officer retrieved his firearm, and shot and killed the estranged husband"... Several neighbors say they didn't know much about the couple... Since the officer was not on duty, a coroner's inquest is unlikely. [Full article here]
MAN DEAD AFTER OFF-DUTY HENDERSON OFFICER OPENS FIRE INSIDE HOME
Updated: Sep 17, 2010
[Excerpts] A deadly dispute played out inside a Henderson home when an estranged husband showed up and an off-duty police officer opened fire... Police say the victim went into the home of his estranged wife with a gun. He was met by the off-duty Henderson officer who was also armed with his own personal gun. That off-duty officer had apparently been dating the woman involved. Her estranged husband was reportedly not welcome in the home and did not have a right to be there. Police say he came in anyway in hopes of confronting the pair. Within a matter of hours, he left in a coroner's van. "It was just four, bang bang bang bang, in a row. Four shots. My initial reaction was oh, that didn't sound like a firecracker or fireworks," said neighbor [SF]... "It's stunning. It's shocking actually. It's unfortunate that anyone had to die in this situation. When the facts come out we'll see if it was justified," said neighbor [MK]. A city of Henderson spokesperson says because the officer was not on the job, this is not considered to be an "officer involved shooting". "When officers are off-duty, they are acting in the capacity of a citizen," said spokesperson Kathy Blaha... The Henderson officer is only being identified at this time as a 32-year-old North Las Vegas resident. The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the name of the estranged husband pending notification of next of kin. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Clark County District Attorney for review. [Full article here]
FAMILY OF HENDERSON MAN SHOT BY OFF-DUTY OFFICER SPEAK OUT
Sep 18, 2010
[Excerpt] The family of Friday's deadly shooting victim are here from Seattle saying they have heard multiple versions of how their son died. They say the events leading up to the incident spell out foul play. A birthday video shot three weeks ago shows one happy family, but underneath the smiles and kisses, family members say trouble had been brewing for quite a while. Ruslan Zhgenti is said to be a loving father to his toddler son, worked with his wife at the same dental office, but Friday morning police found him dead in his Henderson home. "I don't know how to put this; he was murdered," says Timur Durdyev, Zhgenti's brother. His family is making some big accusations. They say it was not in Zhgenti's nature to confront anyone violently, let alone with a handgun like Henderson Police say he did. The family says his wife was having an affair with an off-duty Henderson Police officer who shot Zhgenti four times. "They had these relations before, an affair, I would say. She was cheating on my brother, before coming to the decision that they need to separate for a while," says Durdyev. The victims family says he and his wife had only been separated a month and still have very much access to his own home. That's despite Henderson Police reporting he did not have free access to the home. "I think it was planned. just to take my brother out of the picture. Probably for his wife to have a different life or officially not cheat," says Durdyev... [Full article here]
OFF-DUTY HENDERSON OFFICER SHOOTS, KILLS MAN IN HOME
Estranged husband confronted pair at Henderson home
Las Vegas Review-Journal
By Lawrence Mower
Sep. 17, 2010
[Excerpts] An off-duty Henderson police officer shot and killed a gun-wielding man during a domestic dispute at a Seven Hills home early Friday morning. The officer was at a woman's home at 3038 Via Sarafina Dr., near Seven Hills Drive and Lizard Leaf Drive, when the woman's estranged husband came to the home around 1:15 a.m., according to Henderson police. The 38-year-old husband did not live at the home, police said. He entered and confronted the two people with a handgun. The off-duty officer, a 32-year-old North Las Vegas resident, grabbed his own handgun and fired at the husband, killing him. The officer used a personal weapon, not his department-issued handgun, police said... The home is registered to a Sabina Iskenderova. Public records show she bought the home new in 2002 with a Ruslan Zhgenti. Neighbors described them as a reclusive but polite Eastern European couple in their 30s... Police were at the home well into the afternoon, according to neighbor [JH]. He said he saw investigators take a personal computer and several brown paper sacks out of the home. He added that he knew all of his neighbors except for the couple at that home... [Neighbor JR] said he believed a late-model Toyota sport utility vehicle parked in its driveway Friday afternoon belonged to the husband... In April, police fired at but missed a state Fire Marshal's investigator who fired at officers... [Full article here]
GUN-WIELDING MAN KILLED BY OFF-DUTY OFFICER IDENTIFIED
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sep. 20, 2010
[Excerpts] A gun-wielding man [Ruslan Zhgenti] killed Friday by an off-duty Henderson police officer [Edward Little] was identified Monday by the Clark County coroner's office... Kathy Blaha, a spokeswoman with the city, said the incident is under investigation. After the investigation is concluded, it will be determined whether any charges will be filed in the case... Police described his relationship with the woman as a friendship. The home is registered to a Sabina Iskenderova. Public records show she bought the home new in 2002 with Zhgenti... Little has been placed on paid routine administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation. [Full article here]
OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER, SLAIN MAN IDENTIFIED IN FRIDAY SHOOTING
Las Vegas Sun
Sept. 20, 2010
[Excerpts] The Clark County Coroner's Office today identified a man shot and killed by an off-duty Henderson police officer [Edward Little] Friday morning after the man entered the home of the officer's female friend... [Ruslan] Zhgenti entered the home at 3038 Via Sarafina about 1:15 a.m.... Zhgenti, who was armed with a handgun, then confronted his estranged wife and the off-duty officer before he was shot, [spokeswoman Kathy] Blaha said... Blaha said Monday it's unclear whether the case might go to a coroner's inquest jury. She said if charges are filed against Little it would be after the completion of the investigation, which is still under way. "It's going to take a little bit for them to work through this one," Blaha said. NOTE: This story originally said the case wasn't expected to go to a coroner's inquest jury, but was changed to say it's unclear whether it will go to an inquest jury. [Full article here]
SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THE INTERNET:
Is it me or is this article kind of phrased awkwardly?
"after the man entered the home of the officer's female friend."
Placing the possesive nature of the officer's friend as opposed to "after the man entered the home where his estranged wife lived".
I dunno lol just seemed odd...
Nice to have a Cop in your bed when you need him...
By Svet16 said:
There is a lot more to this story, then what they are writing here. The man that was shot was a family member and this all seems very suspicious on the part of the wife and off-duty cop. This is not the full story, the husband entered his own house, they we not divorced, he went to go see his sick child. I feel that the cop should be a moral example to the community, he shouldn't be sleeping around with a married women, and then shooting her husband in the same house where their child was sleeping on the second floor. We know for sure that he was shot four times, and he never shot at the cop, this seems like the cop was shooting to kill not to defend.
I'll be interested to learn if the dead husband's weapon was registered to him or if the gun has "no history".
I hope She did not set this up so she could claim her stranged husband's insurance and just used this off duty cop for that purpose.
If the ex had a history of battery or other abuse against her.. then she is now a free and still alive woman...
Cop shoots girlfriend's husband in husband's home. That's the real headline.
By Svet16 said:
Sabina was still married to Ruslan at the time of the shooting, when all of this was going on we never got the full story, for the longest time we thought that they called the police and that there was a huge shoot out in the house between Ruslan and the cops. It was only until we read the news that we figured out that the cop was OFF-DUTY and a "friend" of Sabina's. She doesn't want anything to do with the Ruslan, she doesn't even want to bury him properly. He never did anything to her besides love her and take care of their child. While she was bring men home at one in the morning while her child was sick upstairs. Our family just wants justice for this horrible killing.
Sounds like a love triangle - did the female set this up to get rid of the ex????
Hum...a guy walks into his own home, catches his wife and some cop in flagrant dilecto, cop fears for his life (as well he should), guy gets murdered. Cop has throw down piece...
something smells about this story...
Cop haters, your welfare money late or what?
The guy shot an intruder who had a gun, what ? No one ever heard of a divorced guy going back and shooting his ex wife, like that doesen't happen?
A murder was prevented...
By jaunsanchez said:
Jaun says something wrong with story. Sure saved on divorce fees and diving up assets!
By gmag39 said:
How's about waiting until the FACTS COME OUT...
By KeolaGOP said:
Why not print this fact? Cop kills estranged husband.
By mred said:
...I wonder if they will runout of throw down guns?
Fact: Couple was still married, no restraining order. He was not an intruder...
By Nevada_Ned said:
Married woman has an affair. Gets lover to kill her husband...
By woobert said:
The officer is a "hero." Guys that can't let go of their wife or girlfriend and continue to threaten, abuse and stalk, need to be taken down...
By kelly456 said:
i'm sure she told him to stay over and set up the ex once he came knocking... cops are always in the right in vegas
By bghs1986 said:
Well now that we find that the husband didn't enter the house illegally, therefore he wasn't the intruder said:
By Youandme said:
He could have been there to protect his wife from the armed man inside. We only have the word of the two cheaters here. Can this dishonest duo be trusted.?
By skerlahdee said:
Sorry for your loss, Svet. We all hope for justice...
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