The public can attend or watch a televised fact-finding review Monday of an October police shooting that killed a man in a desert lot in North Las Vegas.
Aljarreau Cross, 29, died Oct. 7 after he fired at two police officers, wounding one, North Las Vegas police said. Two officers tried to stop a vehicle late that night on Carey Avenue, near Commerce Street. Cross, the driver of the car, pulled into the driveway of a home in the 700 block of West Miller Avenue and ran off.
The officers chased Cross into a desert lot where he fired at them, hitting one of them in the lower extremities several times, police said.
Both officers fired at Cross, killing him.
Officer Shane Forsberg was wounded in the shooting. Officer David Wells fired on Cross but was not hurt himself. Forsberg and Wells had been with the department for seven and eight years, respectively, when the shooting happened in October.
The review for the North Las Vegas shooting is set for 9 a.m. Monday in Clark County Government Center chambers, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, according to a news release. It will be aired live on Clark County Television and streamed at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov. CCTV is on channel 4 for Cox Cable and CenturyLink customers (channel 89.13 for those without converter boxes) and on channel 14 in Laughlin via CMA Access.
Fact-finding reviews happen after a police-involved shooting results in a death and after the Clark County district attorney’s office decides officers won’t face criminal charges.
An ombudsman represents the public and the family of the person killed. The DA’s office presents evidence and witnesses, but only for information. No decision is made.
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