LV officers hurt in shootout ID’d

The Las Vegas police officers hurt in Friday’s shootout at the Paradise Park Apartments are Travis Busby, Nevin Hansbarger and Shawn Izzo.

Busby was shot in the wrist. A bullet hit Hansbarger in his belt but bounced off. Izzo was shot in the chest, but the bullet was stopped by his bulletproof vest, police said. They were all treated and released from University Medical Center.

Busby and Izzo are assigned to the patrol division of the South Central Area Command and have been with the department since July 2006. Hansbarger has been with the department since 1998 and is assigned to the Traffic Bureau.

Police allege that 42-year-old Terry Dixon opened fire on the officers after he got into a fight with his mother in her apartment at 450 Twain Avenue near Paradise Road.

Dixon was taken into custody Friday after a 31/2 hour stand-off with police. He is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder of a police officer and resisting a public officer with a weapon.

Six other officers who fired their weapons during Friday’s incident are on routine paid administrative leave until the investigation into the use of their weapons is completed. Those officers are:

• Nick Farese, who has been with the department since June 2001 and is assigned to the financial and property crimes bureau.

• Kristian Burke, who was been with the department since July 1999 and is assigned to the patrol division of the Southeast Area Command.

• Ed Reese, who is assigned to the patrol division of the Downtown Area Command and has been with the department since February 2001.

• Mike Loving, who is assigned to the South Central Area Command’s patrol division and has been with the department since February 1995

• Ryan McBride, who is assigned to the Northeast Area Command’s patrol division and has been with the department since August 2004

• Seth Meyers, who has been with the department since April 2006 and is assigned to the Southeast Area Command’s patrol division.

Hansbarger and McBride were previously in officer-involved shootings. In 1999, Hansbarger accidentally discharged a shotgun during a standoff between officers and 25-year-old Timothy Blackburn. Blackburn killed his wife and two daughters, 4 and 5, during the standoff. Officers shot and killed Blackburn.

McBride killed 32-year-old Tarance Hall during a traffic stop on Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road in September 2006.

McBride and another officer, Noel Lefebvre, went after Hall on the Strip because Hall had stopped his car in an intersection and was blaring music loudly. When the officers approached the vehicle, Hall started to drive away. Lefebvre was hanging onto the vehicle and was injured when it crashed into a light pole.

McBride fired into the vehicle, killing Hall.

Hall’s family filed a lawsuit against the Police Department, alleging the officers violated Hall’s civil rights and did not follow proper procedures. The case is in litigation.

Contact reporter David Kihara at dkihara@reviewjournal.com or (702) 383-4638.

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