Oct 23, 2016 - Lakota Man Killed by Las Vegas police

On October 12th, Las Vegas police officers shot and killed 50-year old Rex Vance Wilson (Oglala Lakota) following a high speed chase. Rex, a former Marine and successful business man, was reported to have recently had a mental breakdown by family members.

According to a family statement, “he [Rex] became very sullen and despondent, quit attending AA meetings, and his family became very concerned when he turned up missing.”

Rex Vance Wilson

Rex Vance Wilson

He went missing from his family on October 8th.

Police named four officers: John Saveo, Christopher Gowens, Travis Schwartz and Erik Lindberg as involved in the shooting. Rex was shot and killed on the 215 Beltway near North Hualapai Way. Witnesses state he was surrounded by 39 police cars.

Officers claim Rex was holding a gun, a spray nozzle was found in his car. Overheard on the body cam footage one officer states, “Get that fucker out right now!” Moments later the officer exits his car with gun drawn and fires killing Rex.


Posted by Wakíƞyaƞ Waánataƞ (Matt Remle- Lakota)

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