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November 24, 2014

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Coroner ID’s suspect shot by police in Henderson as 36-year-old Las Vegan

The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the man fatally shot by police after a standoff that ended Wednesday morning.

Justin Hoey, a 36-year-old Las Vegas resident, died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Coroner’s Office said.

Hoey was shot after a two-plus hour chase and standoff with police that ended in a concrete wash near Eastern Avenue and St. Rose Parkway.

Police received a call about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday from a woman who said her boyfriend had assaulted her and was carrying a weapon, Henderson Police said.

According to police:

When officers located the man, he fled until he was trapped against a fence surrounding a concrete wash.

Hoey then pulled out a gun, pointed it at himself and began making suicidal threats.

SWAT officers arrived and tried to persuade Hoey to surrender, but at 1:50 a.m., Hoey turned the gun away from himself toward police and was shot.

He was pronounced dead after paramedics failed to resuscitate him in a nearby parking lot.

Three officers have been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. Officer Tyler Bailey has worked for Henderson Police since 2007; Officer Justin Dera has worked for Henderson Police since 2002; and Officer Jesse Lujan has worked for Henderson Police since 1997.

Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul said Hoey was a registered felon, convicted of burglary and prison escape in California and larceny from a person in Nevada.

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