October 21, 2014
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - The girlfriend of a 36-year-old man shot and killed by Henderson police says her boyfriend was distraught and may have been suicidal.
Ariella Kidd tells KLAS-TV that Justin Hoey wasn't acting like himself, and that he told her ahead of time that he was going to die.
Police say officers responding to a report late Tuesday that a man assaulted his ex-girlfriend at a Henderson gas station found Hoey making suicidal statements and pointing a gun at himself.
Police shot Hoey when they say he pointed the weapon at officers.
Kidd says she watched the nearly two-hour standoff near St. Rose Parkway and Eastern Avenue, but was prevented from talking with Hoey.
Three Henderson police officers are on paid leave pending results of a departmental investigation.