A Lake Havasu City man is dead after being shot by police officers early Sunday morning.
Justin Roady, 33, was shot and killed by Havasu police officers after they responded to reports of gunshots near his home in the 3100 block of Silversmith Drive, just after midnight. The officers who responded to the call were Brian Jacobs, Jason Johnston and Lorne Jackson.
Dispatchers also got a call that said Roady had crashed his car into his garage, surprising the babysitter who watched his children. Roady entered his residence, according to a police report, then grabbed a gun, went back outside and started shooting. As officers set up a perimeter to block off the street, Roady was seen several times firing the gun outside his house, then returning inside.
The Havasu Police Department said Roady stepped out of his residence a final time, and raised a handgun in the direction of the responding officers. The officers shot Roady, who was taken to Havasu Regional Medical Center, where he died.
No officers or witnesses were injured, and Officers Jacobs, Johnston and Jackson have been placed on routine administrative leave pending an independent investigation by the Kingman Police Department.
According to Havasu Police Sgt. Tom Gray, it may be several weeks for all relevant information to be gathered in the case, and for an official report to be filed by Kingman Police detectives. In an unrelated case, the Havasu police department is also investigating a police shooting from last week involving the Kingman department.
Roady, originally from Worland, Wyoming, had no criminal record in Havasu prior to Sunday morning.
Roady’s father, Bill V. Roady, 67, declined to comment.