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Police ID officers involved in shooting of Gulf War vet

Sheriff Holds News Conference After Shooting

Sheriff Doug Gillespie arrives for a news conference at Metro Police Headquarters Monday, December 12, 2011. Gillespie called the news conference after a Metro Police officer shot and killed a man early this morning at a condominium complex in the northwest valley.  . Launch slideshow »

Metro Police have identified two officers, a sergeant and lieutenant involved in the fatal shooting of Stanley Gibson, a 43-year-old Gulf War veteran, early Monday morning.

Officer Jesus Arevalo, officer Malik Grego-Smith, Sgt. Michael Hnatuick and Lt. David Dockendorf were involved in the shooting, which happened near Smoke Ranch Road and Rainbow Boulevard, police said.

Police have not said how many officers actually fired their weapons.

Gibson was shot after police initially responded to a report about 11:30 p.m. Sunday of a man trying to get into a unit at the Alondra Condos, 2451 N. Rainbow Blvd.

Police said the man had fled by the time officers arrived, but the caller gave a description of him and his vehicle.

He returned shortly about 1 a.m. and was shot after his car was blocked in by at least two unoccupied Metro patrol cars, police said. He was not armed, police said.

Police have not said what prompted the shooting.

Sheriff Doug Gillespie conducted a press briefing Monday afternoon, and said “tough questions” would be asked about what happened. Gibson was a Gulf War veteran.

Police said Arevalo, 34, has worked at the department since February 2002; Grego-Smith, 31, since August 2008; Hnatuick, 45, since September 1988; and Dockendorf, 40, since July 1998.

Arevalo, Grego-Smith and Hnatuick are assigned to the Northwest Area Command patrol division. Dockendorf is with the Bolden Area Command patrol division.

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