September 1, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas police officer has been fired for policy violations in the slaying of an unarmed Gulf War veteran who was shot in a vehicle at a northwest Las Vegas apartment complex in December 2011.
A department-issued statement says Jesus Arevalo (hay-SOOS' uh-REV'-ah-loh) was dismissed Tuesday after Sheriff Doug Gillespie upheld findings of an in-house advisory panel.
Arevalo is 36 and had been a Las Vegas police officer for more than 11 years.
He had been on paid leave since the shooting death of Stanley Gibson in a chaotic scene some 22 months ago.
Gibson remained locked in his car despite police commands to surrender, spinning the tires in billows of acrid blue smoke.
Arevalo's dismissal is believed to be the first for the department in an on-duty shootin