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October 25, 2014

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Man dies after shooting in North Las Vegas casino

Shooting marks the second homicide in city within a span of hours

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Stefon Clark

Fatal shooting

A man shot during an apparent robbery Friday night in a North Las Vegas casino became the city’s second murder victim of the night after dying at a hospital Saturday morning, police said.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was shot in the bathroom of the Opera House Casino, 2542 Las Vegas Blvd. North, just before 11:30 p.m. Friday, North Las Vegas Police said.

Police said they believe Henderson resident Stefon Clark, 21, was robbing people in the bathroom when he allegedly shot the victim several times. Casino security officials detained Clark until police arrived, North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Tim Bedwell said.

The victim was taken to University Medical Center's trauma unit, where he died about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, officials said.

Police arrested Clark and booked him into the North Las Vegas Detention Center on charges of murder with a deadly weapon and robbery with a deadly weapon, Bedwell said.

This is the 12th murder of the year in North Las Vegas.

Police don't believe there is any connection between this murder and another that occurred earlier Friday night near Clayton Street and Gowan Avenue.

Anyone with information on either incident is being asked to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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  1. This is exactly why I carry a concealed weapon when I am out in the unfavorable parts of town. I urge everyone to get thier CCW permit and use it.

  2. Maybe it was a drug deal that went bad? How do we know what exactly happened??? Do they have cameras in the can?

    I don't believe anything yet.

  3. If I pull a gun on you and point it at your face in a small bathroom and demand your money, what are you going to do to get to your own gun, call timeout?
    *******

    Yeah I thought the same thing. For the guys: what are you gonna do - zip up first and THEN pull your weapon? Wash your hands first, and then pull your weapon? A bathroom robbery would be a total surprise for both a man or a woman. The bad guy would have the upper hand.

  4. Editor: Just curious. Why are some "Trusted" comment contributors not required to have their names showm?