- Associated Press - Sunday, March 12, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Clark County District Attorney’s Office says last year’s fatal shooting of a Las Vegas man by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper has been preliminarily deemed justified.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal (https://bit.ly/2niH7t7) reports the county held a fact-finding review Friday on the Aug. 26 shooting of 41-year-old Matthew Gibbon near U.S. Highway 95.

Police say the incident began at a bar where Gibbon told a man he’d give him some methamphetamine in exchange for a ride.

The vehicle was later pulled over for not having a registration sticker.

Police say Gibbon got out of the car with a gun and fired two shots at the trooper, who returned fire.

They say Gibbon’s autopsy showed he had meth in his system and 52 grams of the drug in his backpack.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com



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