Coroner rules NHP trooper Micah May’s death a homicide

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The Clark County Coroner’s bureau has ruled connected the authoritative origin and mode of decease for Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Micah May.

May, 46, died of blunt trauma. His decease was ruled a homicide.

The joined begetter of 2 and 13-year Highway Patrol seasoned died connected Thursday, 2 days aft helium was struck by a stolen car during a conveyance pursuit connected Interstate 15.

May, of Henderson, was deploying halt sticks erstwhile helium was deed connected Tuesday. The halt sticks were meant to pierce the tires of the stolen conveyance that authorities were pursuing.

After impact, troopers were capable to halt the stolen car. Law enforcement past opened occurrence astatine the scene, adjacent the Sahara Avenue exit, Highway Patrol has said. The carjacking fishy died astatine the scene.

The coroner’s bureau aboriginal identified him arsenic Douglas Claiborne, 60. He died of gunshot wounds to the caput and torso. His decease was ruled a homicide. The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the Highway Patrol shooting.

May was airlifted from the country to University Medical Center successful captious condition. He remained determination until his decease Thursday night.

On Sunday, archetypal responders from agencies crossed the vale arsenic good arsenic assemblage members looked connected as May’s assemblage was taken from the Clark County coroner’s bureau to the Palm mortuary downtown, located astatine 1325 N. Main St.

Troopers could beryllium seen saluting the procession Sunday day arsenic it pulled into the mortuary from Main Street.

The Sunday procession followed a shorter procession connected Saturday, erstwhile May’s assemblage was carried from University Medical Center to the coroner’s office.

In the coming days, Highway Patrol plans to parkland May’s patrol conveyance astatine Police Memorial Park, located astatine 3250 Metro Academy Way successful northwest Las Vegas, truthful the nationalist tin sojourn and wage respects.

A candlelight vigil is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday astatine the park.

Contact Jonah Dylan astatine Follow @TheJonahDylan connected Twitter.

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