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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man killed by police after mental crisis call

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 12:00:18-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE AUG. 20: The Clark County Coroner has identified the man killed by police as 67-year-old Jeffery Reed Hubbard from Las Vegas. Hubbard's death was the result of multiple gunshot wounds and it has been ruled a homicide. Corroner's death rulings are not legal charges, only a determination for the cause of death.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Assistant Sheriff Chris Jones provided the following details of the officer-involved shooting that occurred Aug. 16 in the 2800 block of Cygnus Street during a media briefing on Tuesday.

The officers involved in the shooting are Officer John Fieweger and Officer Isaiah Garcia.

Officer Fieweger is 33 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2017. He is assigned to the Community Policing Division, Spring Valley Area Command. Officer

Garcia is 27 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2016. He is assigned to the Community Policing Division, Spring Valley Area Command.

LVMPD Communications received a 911 call from a female reporting that her husband, Jeffrey Hubbard had shot his gun into their bedroom wall.

The caller reported that Hubbard was having a mental crisis and made threats he was going to shoot his neighbor.

At the same time, a second person called 911 to advise that a round was fired into her bedroom through a common wall with shared with Hubbard’s house.

Officers arrived, set up containment around the residence, requested additional resources, to include a K9 unit, and attempted to establish communication with Hubbard.

Officer John Fieweger deployed his rifle and positioned himself down the street from Hubbard’s residence.

A sergeant on scene who was C.I.T.-certified began to call for Hubbard using a bullhorn.

C.I.T. officers receive special training to help deal with subjects who are experiencing crisis as a result of mental illness or substance abuse.

After bullhorning for two minutes, Hubbard exited his residence concealing his left arm from officers.

Officers issued verbal commands to Hubbard, but he did not comply.

Within seconds, Hubbard raised his left hand holding a firearm and pointed it at a team of officers nearby, which included Officer Isaiah Garcia.

Officer Garcia and Officer Fieweger simultaneously fired two rounds each from their firearms, striking Hubbard.

The K9 handler on scene observed Hubbard moving after being struck and deployed his dog.

Officers then moved up, took Hubbard into custody, and rendered aid. Medical personnel was requested and Hubbard was pronounced deceased at the scene.

All officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.

Watch a livestream of the update below once it begins.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Las Vegas breaking news for Aug. 16, 2020