A 20-year-old man charged in connection with a shooting inside a Las Vegas Strip casino was arguing with two others, even giving a threatening gesture, before a shot rang out, police said in an arrest report.
Las Vegas Metro police released Thursday the arrest report for Manuel Garcia Hill, who was detained after the shooting incident at the Circus Circus hotel-casino just before midnight on New Year's Eve.
According to the report, Hill was identified by two men who said they had gotten into a verbal altercation with the suspect. The men told police, in the report, that Hill had touched the daughter of one of the men.
Police were told, in the report, that Hill teased them by gesturing he had a gun in his waistband.
After the men turned around and walked away from Hill, a gunshot rang, the two men told police in the report.
The report also said several witnesses identified Hill as the man with the gun, even with one person screaming, "He's got a gun!"
Police said Hill had to be detained by patrons, two of whom included off-duty Nevada corrections officers.
In the report, police said Hill continually struggled with the bystanders who detained him and officers.
"He fired at me first," Hill, as described in the report, kept asserting.
Police, in the report, also located the gun in Hill's front pants pocket after a pat down.
Hill was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon without a license and discharging a firearm inside a structure.
He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.
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