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October 17, 2017

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Review to reveal details of fatal police shooting in Henderson

A public review will be conducted Friday in the death of a 36-year-old Las Vegas man fatally shot by Henderson Police in November.

Justin Hoey was shot Nov. 7 after a chase and standoff with Henderson Police officers during which he made suicidal statements and pointed a gun at himself, according to police reports. Hoey was shot after he pointed the gun at the officers, according to reports.

Police fatality public fact-finding reviews are conducted after the District Attorney’s Office determines a police-involved death doesn’t merit criminal prosecution.

The review will be at 9 a.m. Friday at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, in downtown Las Vegas.

Attorney Terrence Jackson will act as an ombudsman, representing the public and Hoey’s family during the review, which is presided over by a judge.

No judgment about the manner or cause of death will be made at the review. Prosecutors will present witnesses and facts to provide the public information about why lethal force was used.

The public may submit questions using forms available at the review. The Clark County website will stream the review live.

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