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Henderson Police Department officer hit with shotgun blast, sustains minor injuries

Agencies from surrounding areas responded to a police standoff in Henderson Sunday. The suspect, Terrence Howard, is being held in the Chester County Jail on a $1 million bond, with charges of attempted first-degree murder and employing a firearm in commission of a felony. Photo by Holly Roeder, Independent

A Henderson man is in police custody following a multiple-agency-standoff Sunday.
At around 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, Henderson Police Officers and Chester County Sheriff’s Deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant to 32-year-old Terrence Howard at 616 Hill Ave. in Henderson.
While searching the residence for the suspect, the suspect discharged a shotgun, striking Henderson Police Officer Carson Naylor. According to the release, Officer Naylor was attempting to locate the suspect in the residence when he opened a bedroom door and was immediately met with a shotgun blast. Officers did not return fire due to the presence of a small child in the room.
A perimeter was set up, and tactical teams were called with agencies from Jackson, Madison County and Lexington responding, as well as EMS, THP and Henderson Fire Department.
After several hours negotiators were able to get Howard to surrender without further incident. Perimeters were lifted around 9:30 p.m.
Howard is charged with attempted first-degree murder and convicted felon employing a firearm in commission of a felony. He is held in the Chester County Jail on a $1 million bond. Additional charges are pending. Howard was arraigned Tuesday and is scheduled to appear in Chester County General Sessions court at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 4.
Officer Naylor was transported to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he was treated and released. He is expected to make a full recovery.


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