UPDATE: Officers involved in the shooting identified.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- The police officer who shot a gulf war veteran early Monday morning has a history of citizen complaints and disciplinary issues, according to a report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The newspaper is reporting the officer, confirmed by police to be 34-year-old Jesus Arevalo, is on paid leave, along with supervisors Sergeant Michael Hnatuick and Lieutenant David Dockendorf.
Arevalo has been an L.V.M.P.D. officer since 2002.
In the meantime, new video is shedding more light on the incident. In the video from neighbor Larry Krantz, Stanley Gibson is seen in a white Cadillac pinned between two metro cruisers. His engine is revving and the vehicle's tires are spinning, creating smoke from the front and rear of the Cadillac.
Metro officers are seen huddled near a red truck. Commands are yelled, which eyewitnesses say were commands to get out of his car and put his hands up in the air.
Metro initially said Gibson rammed a police cruiser, but when the issue was pressed at a press conference, Sheriff Doug Gillespie shied away from the subject, but says he is vowing a thorough investigation.
“I am there to ask those tough questions of my agency under these circumstances and i will do just that,” Gillespie said.
In the video, one shot rings out, followed up by about seven.
The Review-Journal also reported metro sources said officers first fired beanbags, but miscommunication led an officer to fire lethal rounds in reaction.
Metro is currently reviewing footage as part of their investigation.
Gibson’s wife, Rondha, says her husband was supposed to be in a hospital under a three-day psychiatric hold for being mentally unstable, but he jumped out of the ambulance and said he wanted to go to UMC instead.
"It's supposed to be on record for 24 hours, so it was in the system," she said. "All they had to do was type Stanley's name in there and say 'ok we need to take him in.'"
Gibson regularly took a mix of medication for his issues, but had been previously denied medication, and at the time of the shooting he was not medicated.
She says Gibson suffered from a form of jaw cancer that had spread to his lungs, and that he also suffered from anxiety and depression from years of active service.
Metro officers have 72 hours to make a statement to internal affairs. as of last night, they have still not provided a statement. Sheriff Doug Gillespie has said he will host another press conference as soon as he receives officers’ statements.