Settlement in Stanley Gibson case nears $2M - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Settlement in Stanley Gibson case nears $2M

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Metro police will pay $500,000 to the mother of Stanley Gibson, an unarmed veteran who was shot and killed by an officer more than two years ago.

In December 2011, officers were involved in a standoff with Gibson at an apartment complex on Rainbow Boulevard. Investigators said officers boxed in Gibson's car in the parking lot, and he refused to exit the vehicle. Eventually, Gibson was shot and killed by Officer Jesus Arevalo.

Gibson's family said the disabled veteran suffered from a mental condition.

Last October, a $1.5 million settlement was announced for Gibson's widow.

On Tuesday, Laura Meltzer, spokesperson for Las Vegas Metro police, said the department had reached a $500,000 settlement for Gibson's mother, Celeste. She said the money would be paid out of the department's liability insurance.

Both Meltzer and Celeste Gibson's attorney said the agreement had not been finalized. They said that could take up to 90 days.

Arevalo, who was fired in connection with the case last year, told FOX5 that he fired only after a bean bag round was fired into Gibson's vehicle, which he mistook as gunshots at the officers.

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