HENDERSON, Nev. — The man who shot and killed members of a prominent Utah family called 911 while holding a 12-year-old hostage in Henderson, NV last month.
The man, who legally changed his name to Jason Neo Bourne, rambled about being a comic book villain and demanded a helicopter before he was killed by police on November 3.
Seven officers fired at Bourne while Henderson Police say he pointed a gun at Joseph Hawatmeh in the parking lot of an apartment complex.
Police say Bourne kicked in the door of his neighbor’s apartment, shooting and killing Dianne Hawatmeh and a 33-year-old woman. He severely injured 16-year-old Yasmeen Hawatmeh and kidnapped her 12-year-old brother. While police searched the complex for the shooter, Bourne called them.
“This is Jason. I sometimes think my name is XM Satellite Radio and I am here with, we are doing a movie…I am Gotham’s reckoning, also known as Bane,” Bourne said to a dispatcher during the call, referencing a Batman villain.
While the Hawatmeh family lived in Sandy, friends told FOX13 they had an apartment in Nevada to be closer to Dianne’s family when their neighbor attacked.
“So, I killed a guy named Jason Bourne. I’m from the future, like — what’s the name of the last place of the — was it Avatars,” Bourne is heard on the call recently released by police.
While Bourne was on the phone with dispatch sitting in his SUV, he pointed a gun at the boy sitting in the front passenger seat and refused to roll down his window.
In a video statement posted on Youtube, Henderson police say they shot Bourne in an effort to save the boy.
“Bourne was deceased at the scene. Officers were unable to rescue the juvenile before he succumbed to his injuries inflicted by Bourne,” Deputy Chief David Burns said in the video.
Henderson Police have not said if one of their officers also shot the boy. An investigation into the motive is ongoing.