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Clark County Commissioners hold fact-finding review for death of Douglas Claiborne

Clark County Commission holds hearing on death of man who hit and killed state trooper, Micah May
Posted at 5:53 PM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-02 22:35:43-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It's been almost ten months since Nevada State Trooper Micah May lost his life in the line of duty.

May was fatally struck down during the pursuit of a carjacking suspect on I-15 near Sahara.

Today, Clark County Commissioners held a public fact-finding review to discuss what happened that tragic day.

After almost two hours of testimony, the shooting of Douglas Claiborne was found justified.

Metro Police detective, Jason Leavitt, details the pursuit and the moments leading up to the death of May.

That video shows Claiborne driving at a very high speed when he hit May, sending him through the windshield and into the front seat of the stolen car he was driving.

Dash cam video also shows the moments officers and a NHP trooper fired shots that killed Claiborne. During the officer's defense presentation, an evidence photo was shown from inside the stolen car showing Claiborne reaching across May toward his gun belt. When officers discovered that Claiborne was attempting to reach for May's gun, they opened fire.

Leavitt's finding shows that Claiborne was shot 18 times.

The review also found none of those bullets hit May's body.