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Former Ukiah man killed after standoff, shooting in Nevada – The Ukiah Daily Journal

Trevor Cooper in 2017. (MCSO photo)

A former Ukiah man was found dead two days after a standoff and shooting incident began with law enforcement in Nevada, authorities reported.

According to the City of Henderson Police Department in Henderson, Nev., around 11:20 a.m. April 12 “the Criminal Apprehension Team for major violators unit responded to the 200 block of Callen Falls Avenue in reference capturing a wanted subject involved in a Henderson Police Department violent felony case.”

The subject, identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 31-year-old Trent C. Cooper, was described as having barricaded himself “inside a residence, was armed and making suicidal statements and refusing to surrender.”

Officers reportedly attempted to negotiate with Cooper “for several hours without success. During the negotiations the suspect discharged several rounds inside the residence.”

Around 8:45 a.m. the next morning, HPD reports that a “SWAT team made entry into the residence where the suspect discharged multiple rounds. One officer returned fire toward the suspect and all officers exited back out of the residence. The suspect was not struck by this gunfire and no officers were injured during this encounter.”

HPD reports that “negotiations were continued for several more hours,” then around 12:45 a.m. April 14, “officers located the suspect deceased.”

When asked for more details about the felony case that Cooper was wanted in connection with and whether his dog was in the residence at the time of the standoff, the HPD declined to provide any more details than what had been described in a press release.

When asked whether the cause or manner of Cooper’s death had been determined, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said both were “pending.”

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911, 3-1-1, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

In November of 2018, Cooper was arrested by the Ukiah Police Department after officers investigating a possible marijuana grow reportedly found evidence of a honey oil lab operating at the suspect’s home on West Mill Street.

Cooper reportedly admitted to having marijuana at his home and agreed to show it to the officer, who then saw “shake” marijuana in several plastic tubs, as well as “numerous large pieces of machinery commonly used in butane honey oil (BHO) labs.” (Such labs use a highly volatile process to extract THC from marijuana plants, and a similar lab exploded in a mobile home on Wasbash Avenue two months earlier, severely burning the resident and destroying his home.)

Inside the Mill Street residence, the officer also reportedly found “four replica assault weapons (and) substantially more marijuana, evidence of marijuana sales, and $5,000 in cash.”

Cooper was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance, possessing marijuana for sale and violating his probation. He was booked into Mendocino County Jail under $55,000 bail.

In 2017, Cooper was reported missing to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, then two days later reportedly “walked into Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits at 4 a.m. with minor injuries, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Cooper, then 24, had been driving a 2017 Ford F-150 on June 13, 2017, which was later found abandoned in the 1300 block of McNab Ranch Road, a few miles from his house, with his belongings inside. Due to what was found, the MCSO reported at the time that Cooper may have been injured.

On June 14, 2017, at 4 a.m., Cooper was described by the MCSO as having walked into Howard Memorial, reporting he had been kidnapped and held overnight. He said he had been released just south of Willits. Cooper was unable to give more details due to his condition, according to the MCSO, which also added that they had not been able to confirm Cooper’s story, and he was somewhat uncooperative with investigators.

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