Sheriff Gillespie Releases Statement on Deadly Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have released a response to a report earlier this week that the District Attorney's Office would seek an indictment against a Metro officer who fatally shot a Las Vegas man.

The department released a video statement from Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie late Friday afternoon. Gillespie defends his officers actions in the deadly shooting. He says it was not a criminal act.

The shooting happened last December when officer Jesus Arevalo shot and killed Stanley Gibson, who was a Persian Gulf war veteran. Police had ordered Gibson out of his car, but he did not comply. The original plan was for officers to use low-lethality weapons on Gibson, but Arevalo opened fire.

Gibson's wife has said he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The grand jury in this case is expected to start next week.


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