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Police ID officers involved in Monday's fatal shooting

Joyce Lupiani

Police ID officers involved in Monday's fatal shooting

CREATED Dec. 14, 2011

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The officers involved in the fatal shooting of the disabled veteran in the early morning hours of Dec. 12 have been identified.

The four officers involved are Officer Jesus Arevalo, Officer Malik Grego-Smith, Sergeant Michael Hnatuick and Lieutenant David Dockendorf.

Officer Arevalo is 34 years of age and has been employed with the LVMPD since February 2002.

Officer Grego-Smith is 31 years of age and has been employed with the LVMPD since August 2008.

Sergeant Hnatuick is 45 years of age and has been employed with the LVMPD since September 1988

Lieutenant Dockendorf is 40 years of age and has been employed with the LVMPD. since July 1998.

Officer Arevalo, Officer Grego-Smith and Sergeant Hnatuick are all currently assigned to the Patrol Division, Northwest Area Command.

Lieutenant Dockendorf is currently assigned to the Patrol Division, Bolden Area Command.

Stanley Gibson was killed by police early Monday morning after a confrontation in a condominium community near North Rainbow Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road.

LVMPD had received a call that someone was attempting to break into a residence in the community.

When they responded to the call, no one was there but Gibson soon returned.

LVMPD attempted to stop and talk to him, eventually pinning his car between two patrol cars to prevent him from leaving.

Initial reports indicated that Gibson attempted to ram police cars with his vehicle and that the police were forced to shoot him in response.

Exactly what happened is now being questioned and Sheriff Doug Gillepsie took the unusual step of holding a press conference to address the concerns that are being raised about the shooting.

Gibson's widow is claiming that Gibson was not trying to break into anywhere and was simply confused. According to Rondha Gibson, her husband was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and was trying to return home when the incident occured.

 

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