Gulf War veteran gunned down by Las Vegas police: “I’m a desperate man.”

LAS VEGAS — “The 43-year-old Gulf War veteran gunned down by Las Vegas police in a weekend parking lot confrontation felt like his life was spiraling out of control and sought help from a veterans advocate days before he was killed.

“I’m a desperate man. I’m very desperate,” he said in a Nov. 12 voice mail message to a reporter about fears that he and his wife would lose their home. Gibson was put in touch with a veterans advocate, who told the newspaper he talked to Gibson last week and planned to start reviewing his case Monday.

But Gibson was shot by an officer early Monday after a report of a man breaking into a northwest Las Vegas condominium.”


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