The Bullhead City Police Department continues to investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred in Kingman, AZ on September 29th.
The Kingman Police Officer who was shot, Detective Dennis Gilbert, 57, remains in the hospital in serious, but stable condition and is doing well.
Both Detective Gilbert and Detective Nicholas Schmitz, 27, have been placed on routine paid administrative leave. This is customary in an officer-involved shooting incident. Detectives Gilbert and Schmitz both fired their duty weapons during the incident.
Lieutenant James Brice, 58, had one bullet pass through his clothing; however, he was not injured. The officers involved were wearing tactical ballistic body armor and gear during the search warrant.
The search warrant that Kingman Police executed at Cave’s residence was for a stolen firearm where Jeffrey Cave,53, was listed as the suspect. The firearm that Cave discharged at officers was not the stolen firearm.
Cave was the only person at the residence at the time of the search warrant and was dead at the scene from police gunfire.
Detective Gilbert has worked for the Kingman Police Department for 17 years. He served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps before retiring to work for the Kingman Police Department.
Detective Schmitz has worked for the Kingman Police Department for 3.5 years. He previously worked for the Flagstaff Police Department for 2.5 years.
Lieutenant Brice has worked for the Kingman Police Department for 25 years.