Dotty’s manager killed after run over by man who stole woman’s purse, police say
UPDATE (May 18) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police released the identity of the suspect accused of running over and killing a Dotty’s manager outside the slot tavern last week.
Samuel Schmid, 28, was identified as the suspect in the shooting. LVMPD said he was arrested in Riverside County by local police and is awaiting extradition.
UPDATE (May 17) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Tuesday confirmed that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a Dotty’s manager who was run over by a man who stole a woman’s purse inside the slot parlor.
LVMPD Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer confirmed to FOX5 Tuesday afternoon that a suspect, who was not identified, was taken into custody Monday night in Southern California.
Original story continues below.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Update: The victim in this homicide has been identified as 60-year-old Alicia Gibellina by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Original story below:
Las Vegas police are investigating a homicide in the west valley Wednesday night that left a woman dead.
According police, officers responded to a reported robbery at the Dotty’s casino on 6100 block of West Flamingo Road, near Jones Boulevard.
Police said a woman inside the casino was playing a video poker machine when a man started playing next to her. The man stood up from his machine and grabbed the woman’s purse exiting out the front door, and getting into a waiting vehicle.
The manager of the casino chased after the robbery suspect, police said. The suspect pulled a gun on the manager as she went to the rear of the car. The suspect then put the car in reverse and ran the woman over.
The manager was taken to University Medical Center where she later died, police said.
Police said the customer who’s purse was stolen suffered some injuries and was also taken to UMC, however she is expected to be okay.
The Clark County Coroner’s office will release the identity of the woman killed once next of kin has been notified.
Police are asking for help identifying the suspect who left the scene. The vehicle involved was described as a black 2012 Mercedes GL550 with Nevada plate 565T77. The vehicle was reported stolen on May 7.
Anyone with information is asked to contact LVMPD.
This is a developing story. Stay with FOX5 for more updates.
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