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Detective injured during deadly officer-involved shooting in Kingman is out of hospital

Posted: 3:47 PM, Oct 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-05 23:03:36Z
Detective out of hospital after deadly shooting
Detective out of hospital after deadly shooting

 The detective injured during a deadly officer-involved shooting in Kingman is now out of the hospital.

Last Thursday, Detective Dennis Gilbert was shot while attempting to serve a search warrant for a stolen firearm. The suspect, 53-year-old Jeffrey Clair Cave, shot at officers. Police returned gunfire and fatally shot the man.

Officials announced on Wednesday that Detective Gilbert was discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home. 

Gilbert and Detective Nicholas Schmitz are placed on administrative leaving pending the investigation.

Officials said they were at Cave's home to serve a search warrant on Thursday around 9:30 a.m. related to a stolen firearm. The weapon Cave fired at officers was not the stolen weapon officers were looking for. 
 
Gilbert has been with the Kingman Police Department for 17 years; Schmitz has worked with the department for over three years; Brice has worked with the department of 25 years. Schmitz previously worked with the Flagstaff Police Department for over two years. Gilbert previously served with the United State Marine Corps for 20 years before retiring and then working for the Kingman Police Department. 
 
They say it's protocol to have an outside agency investigate an officer-involved shooting incident and the Bullhead City Police Department will be handling the probe.

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