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September 22, 2014

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Woman hit by stray bullet while driving past altercation

Shooting

A woman was shot in the arm by a stray bullet as she was driving past an altercation involving two men and a security guard outside the Suites on Boulder Highway on Wednesday.

Metro Police officials said two men had been fighting outside the hotel at 4855 Boulder Highway around 6:40 p.m., when one pulled a gun. A security guard from the hotel ran outside to find the suspect holding a gun standing over the other man.

The guard then withdrew his gun and fired two or three rounds at the suspect. The bullets appeared to miss the suspect, officials said, but a bullet from the altercation struck the woman as she was driving along Flamingo Road. Another one hit the window of a nearby home.

Officials said the incident is under investigation to determine if the bullet that struck the woman came from the security officer’s weapon. The woman was taken to University Medical Center in nonlife-threatening condition.

Police are searching for the gun-wielding suspect.

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  1. Rule 1: Always know what lies beyond/behind your target; don't shoot willy-nilly.

    Rule 2: Invest in a good, auto-on, laser sight if you are going to shoot from the hip.

  2. Vegas or NLV?

  3. Boulder Highway is white trash heaven. I live in Henderson, and avoid it at any cost. Meth heads, dopers, you name it. Stay away, kids......

  4. @AshleyAshley..."Vegas or NLV?" How about you get a a map. Or better yet, why not just type in "4855 Boulder Highway" to your search engine. Here's a hint. Not a SINGLE INCH of Boulder Hwy is located in the City of North Las Vegas. Learn your community!

    With the scores of bullets that miss their mark when Metro fires, I'm shocked this hasn't happened to them.

  5. 'Armed' & 'Security Guards'...

    Oil & water.
    Barney Fife with a bunch of bullets.

    "Now, you listen here!"
    (as a googly-eyed Barney tries to extricate his weapon from his gun belt).

  6. Vegas or NLV?

    Neither, it is in Clark County.

    Not part of either city.

  7. The security Guard will be interviewed by metro not for information leading to this incident, But for employment to fill vacant positions. He has already showed his skills to shoot indiscriminately.

  8. Interesting that "white trash heaven" is acceptable. What if it were characterized as "black trash heaven" or "brown trash heaven"?

    Don't get me wrong, I agree that it is white trash heaven. I support free speech and don't believe any of the phrases should be banned or restricted, just asking a simple question about political correctness & hypocrisy.

  9. "security guards are like teachers, no one appreciates them"

    I don't appreciate them because half of the time its them committing the crimes themselves or allowing their thug buddies to commit crimes while they look the other way.

  10. "I don't appreciate them because half of the time its them committing the crimes themselves or allowing their thug buddies to commit crimes while they look the other way."

    Look to the state licensing requirements for standards, and;

    Look to the company who hires them for standards, practices and training. No one, regardless of employer, civilian, military or law enforcement can be counted on to be 100% perfect 100% or the time but the requirement for and the quality of ongoing training gives all a chance to prevent these seemingly preventable shootings.

    I didn't see anything about whether the man with the gun threatened the security guard, was intending to again shoot the man he was standing over or anyone else. There are a number of pertinent questions that have to be answered before anyone besides those involved will have any idea of the exact sequence of events occurred.

    One thing is sure, there will be some legal bills and other consequences for all involved and no one will win this one.