Published Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 | 7:37 a.m.
Updated Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 | 12:45 p.m.
An off-duty Metro Police detective shot and wounded a man who crawled into his vehicle Sunday night outside the Excalibur, authorities said.
Just after 9 p.m., the detective and his wife were parked in a loading zone outside the casino when the man climbed into the driver’s side of the detective’s personal vehicle, Metro Capt. Brett Primas said.
The detective ordered the man out of the vehicle multiple times and identified himself as a police officer, but the intruder did not get out, Primas said.
After the intruder lowered his hands out of view toward his waist, the detective drew his gun and shot the man in the wrist, Primas said.
The man ran from the car but was stopped by security guards at the front of the hotel, given first aid and transported to University Medical Center. His injuries did not appear life-threatening, officials said.
The detective and his wife were visiting the Excalibur to drop off packages for family and friends staying at the hotel, Primas said.
A Metro spokesman said the detective had been placed on routine paid administrative leave while the investigation continued. This is the 13th Metro officer-involved shooting of the year.
A myriad of entertainment, enjoyable food and comfortable accommodations make for an inviting atmosphere within the castle walls at Excalibur.
The resort offers 3,981 guest rooms, dozens of shops, an expansive pool complex, a wedding chapel featuring Medieval costume ceremonies, the relaxing Spa at Excalibur and a convention area with more than 12,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space.
Excalibur also is home to a wide range of dining and entertainment experiences including the fresh, Italian fare of Buca di Beppo, Dick’s Last Resort, The Steakhouse at Camelot, the Tournament of Kings dinner show, the all-male revue Thunder From Down Under and the sounds of The Australian Bee Gees.