Guy accused of shooting in Strip garage prepared to leave to Mexico

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Metro Police Jonathan Ozuna A three-time convicted felon accused of shooting 2 security guards last week in a Las Vegas Strip parking garage following a retail store robbery told a tipster he “had no plans to return to jail” and was trying to get away to Mexico, according to a City Cops arrest report.

Jonathan Ozuna, 34, was detained last Friday for the shooting at the Miracle Mile Shops that sent the guards to the medical facility with survivable injuries. Ozuna was determined through monitoring images and the anonymous tipster.

Jaime Gonzalez-Ortiz, 25, who was detained last week, had shoplifted with Ozuna at the Sunglass Hut to trigger the foot chase and shooting, authorities stated.

First responders were dispatched about 7:45 p.m. last Thursday to the third flooring of the parking lot, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S., where first responders discovered 2 guards with survivable gunshot injuries, one to the hand and the other to the side of his neck, cops said.

The guards were closing in on Ozuna when he fired 2 to four rounds, authorities said.

Gonzalez-Ortiz, who was apparently not with Ozuna when gunfire erupted, got away to his pickup after he thought they ‘d been caught taking, police stated. He got Ozuna near the shooting scene, owned him to his apartment, and the next day hired a lawyer to turn himself in after he understood Ozuna had shot someone.

Not long after the shooting, detectives began getting call recognizing Ozuna as a suspect, authorities stated.

Ozuna was tracked down and jailed when he and a male he was offering glasses and clothing to were visiting a bank to get money, cops stated.

During a search of the buyer’s automobile, investigators found a gun matching the one utilized during the shooting, authorities said. In his home, they found stolen products with security devices still attached to them.

Detectives discovered Ozuna was linked to shoplifting incidents in valley companies, which merchandise was later on sold at discounted rates through social media, cops stated.

Officers recuperated taken items from 3 Miracle Mile Shops stores Ozuna dropped while he was being gone after by the guards, cops said.

Gonzalez-Ortiz was scheduled on robbery-related charges and later on bailed out, while Ozuna stays imprisoned without the possibility of bail on counts of attempted murder, battery with a lethal weapon, possession of a weapon by a restricted person and robbery, records show.

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