Washoe County, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Washoe County Coroner has ruled the officer-involved shooting death of Kenneth Stafford a homicide.
Kenneth Stafford was shot to death by police in a Reno neighborhood where he was walking around with a gun on July 11, 2013. Three months later, his family received his death certificate. The Washoe County Coroner ruled his death a homicide and noted multiple gun shot wounds.
Kenny's wife Aimee says the homicide ruling brought on mixed emotions, "Awful, but happy at the same time, because they need to held accountable for what they took from my daughters, from myself, from his family. They'll never understand how hard it is to live everyday without him."
While the coroner has made his decision, Officials with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office have yet to close the investigation, leaving Kenny's family to wonder what exactly happened that day.
Aimee Stafford says, "I see all these other stories, where people are just getting wounded and they survive. Why was my husband any different?"
As their questions pile up, Washoe County Officials say they can't comment on the case while the investigation remains open, nor will they say when this case will be closed.
"There needs to be justice. He has kids, he has a wife, he has a big family that's missing him at this point," says Kevin Connelly a close family friend of Kenny. Kevin says he considered Kenny a brother.
Ultimately Aimee wants to fight for more training for police officers when it comes to dealing with people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Which is what she says her husband, Kenny suffered from after serving his country in Iraq.
"I want to move forward and get my husband, Kenny, the justice that he deserves, and I will never stop fighting," says Aimee Stafford.
News 4 will continue to follow this story and add updates as more details about the investigation become available.