It happened a year ago, but the widow of a man murdered last Christmas still cannot cope with her loss. The white Cadillac in which the man died, and had once been the entire family’s pride and joy sits, unused, unfixed rotting. Rhonda Gibson, the widow of Stanley Gibson, a post-traumatic stress disorder suffering gulf war veteran was killed in a Las Vegas apartment complex last December 12th by Las Vegas Metro Police when they attempted to remove Mr. Gibson from his car. If you has lost a loved one to a Las Vegas Metro Police wrongful death accidents, contact the attorneys at Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.
Last December, off his medication, disoriented, lost and panicking, Mr. Gibson pulled into an apartment complex that looked very similar to the one he has just moved into. The honorably discharged veteran was sitting in his white Cadillac when residents of the apartment complex grew concerned and eventually called police. Las Vegas Metro surrounded Mr. Gibson’s car and ordered him, weapons drawn to exit the car. When Mr. Gibson refused, officers on the scene devised a plan to fire a beanbag round into his window, and pull him from the car. Instead of a beanbag round, however, the officer fired a live shotgun round. When the shotgun round went off, a startled Las Vegas police officer, Jesus Alvarado, fired seven shots from his assault rifle killing Gibson at the scene. Losing a victim to a Las Vegas wrongful death can be emotionally and financially devastating. Contact Benson and Bingham to recover costs like lost income, hospital bills and even pain and suffering.
Benson and Bingham, a leading Las Vegas personal injury law firm, has significant experience with Southern Nevada wrongful death cases. In 2010 and 2011, we secured over $24,000,000 in personal injury cases for our clients.