Settlement approved for man shot by officer

By Guy DeMarco | gdemarco@8newsnow.com

Published 09/26 2016 10:25AM

Updated 09/26 2016 07:18PM

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A man who was shot by police in 2012 will receive a settlement from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Metro's Fiscal Affairs Committee on Monday approved a $400,000 settlement for Lawrence Gordon. Metro Police Officer Jacquar Roston shot Gordon in November 2012, after responding to a domestic dispute near Hollywood Boulevard and Sahara Avenue.

After Roston encountered Gordon and the female driver of the car in which Gordon sat, Roston asked the woman to exit the vehicle and turned his attention to Gordon, according to police.

When Roston asked Gordon to get out of the vehicle, police say Gordon reached down and grabbed a hat with a reflective sticker on it. The officer shot Gordon in the leg in response, mistaking it for a firearm. Gordon was unarmed when Roston shot him.

Then-Sheriff Doug Gillespie refused to fire Roston over the incident, prompting the retirement of then-Assistant Sheriff Ted Moody, who disagreed with Gillespie's decision.

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