A news conference was held Thursday to discuss the deadly shooting of Patrick Heki by Las Vegas police.
Heki was shot and killed on Dec. 7., in the parking lot of the Mountain Vista Apartments, located on Boulder Highway in East Las Vegas.
Heki, 26, didn’t have a criminal record but apparently had a troubled past.
His father, Dan Unger, said that his son had shot himself in the face two years ago and suffers from depression.
When Heki emerged from the apartment he shared with his parents, he had two rifles, one on each shoulder, and a handgun and was shot by police.
His father, at that time, said that although his son had weaponry on him, he wasn’t pointing the weapons at police.
He also claimed his son was simply trying to get attention because he wanted to help his father get back into the movies as a stuntman.
At the news conference, Police say that Heki’s mother dialed 911 from a cell phone and left the call connected so that police could hear her son.
Police say that Heki threatened to shoot his parents, while they pleaded with him to put the gun down.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Heki could be overheard by 911 dispatchers saying that he was going to go on a killing spree.
When police arrived at the scene, gunshots were heard in the home, Heki then came outside and pointed a weapon at them and all three officers at the scene opened fire.
The three officers involved in the deadly shooting by Las Vegas police, have been identiified as Paul Kunz, Justin Marzec and Joshua Giese.
They have been placed on routing paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.
Heki’s father says he plans to sue.