Security guards at a Henderson resort gunned down an armed suspect in the hotel’s lobby Tuesday afternoon, according to Henderson Authorities.
The unnamed suspect, who took out a pistol when he was confronted by the guards, passed away at the scene, Lt. Kirk Moore stated.
Details on what he was doing at Green Valley Resort were not right away available, Moore stated. Info supplied this night is thought about preliminary, authorities warned.
Henderson Police received reports of shots fired about 3:40 p.m. and reacted with substantial resources due to the crowded nature of the resort.
Several guests contacted security concerning an armed guy walking around the residential or commercial property, Moore stated. 3 guards confronted him in the lobby of the east hotel tower.
After some sort of verbal exchange, the man “produced” a handgun to prompt the 2 armed guards to open fire, they informed detectives. It wasn’t clear how many rounds they fired, nor was it understood if the suspect exchanged gunfire.
The suspect died in spite of life-saving procedures, Moore said. The scene was rapidly contained to the lobby and the rest of the residential or commercial property was deemed safe.
Moore didn’t know around how many people witnessed the shooting or if the lobby was crowded. Within 2 hours after the shooting, the authorities existence was barely noticeable. Officials from the resort didn’t instantly comment.
Casino and restaurant operations appeared normal with guests likely not knowledgeable about what transpired. They gambled, consumed and consumed.
Cops tape obstructed off a location leading up to the home’s pool and medspa from the casino.
A female identified by tv news as Nancy Howard, informed several stations that she saw people running in a line. “All of a sudden, I started hearing individuals screaming, ‘run, run, there’s an active shooter,” she said.
The call to authorities was of shots fired not of an active shooter, Moore clarified.
The suspect will be determined by the Clark County Coroner’s Office after his family is alerted.
“We’re grateful that our security group responded to this situation in a manner which guaranteed the security of our guests and staff member,” said Lori Nelson, spokesperson for Station Casinos, which owns the resort. “We’re very pleased of Henderson Police Department’s support right away after the incident and, as always, we will work cooperatively with them as part of any continuous investigation.”