LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - The man killed in an October officer-involved shooting was in police custody only hours before that shooting.
Back in October, 28-year-old Javier Munoz went on a violent crime spree, where police say he stole two different cars before a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper shot him.
According to police, Munoz had a criminal history in Arizona.
The day before the shooting, he was caught speeding in a school zone by Boulder City Police. While he was in custody, he admitted to being high on spice, meth and other drugs. Police say since he wasn't in custody for a violent crime, he was sent to the hospital.
Munoz was released after a few hours, and that's when his crime spree began.
A representative for the family is now wondering why he was ever allowed to leave.
"If he was kept in police custody, when he self-admitted that he was under the influence of a lot of drugs, maybe this wouldn't have happened," says the appointed ombudsman, Carl Arnold.
The trooper involved in the shooting may not have to face any criminal charges, according to a preliminary determination. A final decision will come from the District Attorney in the next couple weeks.