Henderson Drops Charges Against Ice Cream Truck Driver

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Henderson city attorney has dropped all
charges against ice cream truck driver Zyber Selimaj.

City spokeswoman Cindy Herman says attorney says the the city
attorney decided there was no need to prolong the case that
resulted in his wife's death at the hands of a Henderson police
officer.

Selimaj faced two traffic violations and a charge of obstructing police that stemmed from the February incident.

His attorney, Jim Jimmerson, said Selimaj was pleased with the "discretion" shown by the city attorney's office.

Selimaj has three sons, two of whom were at the scene when a
Henderson police officer shot and killed Deshira Selimaj.

Henderson police say she had a knife and threatened to kill herself.

A coroner's inquest jury determined the officer was justified in the shooting.

Zyber Selimaj had pleaded not guilty to the two traffic violations and the charge of obstructing police charges in Henderson Municipal Court.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-05-03-08 1521EDT


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