Review finds officer justified in shooting at man in vehicle

first_imgThe Vancouver police officer who fired his gun at a man in February was justified in opening fire, according to a review by the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.Officer Ken Suvada was afraid for his life when Vancouver’s Dominic Tovar, 24, quickly reversed his parked car toward the officer, prompting Suvada to open fire, County Prosecutor Tony Golik wrote in the review.“Based on the entirety of evidence in this case, it is clear that when Officer Suvada used deadly force in this case, he did so because he was in fear for his life,” Golik wrote.The incident unfolded late in the morning on Feb. 25, when an off-duty state Department of Corrections officer spotted Tovar at Walgreens, 2521 Main St., according to court records.A warrant had been issued for Tovar’s arrest after he failed to report to the Department of Corrections. The corrections officer requested assistance, and Suvada, who was on patrol, responded to the store parking lot.last_img

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