33-year-old Michael Kasper

33-year-old Michael Kasper

UPDATE: Las Vegas police said 33-year-old Michael Kasper was taken into custody in connection with a shooting at Santa Fe Station on Thursday.

According to court records, he faces three felony counts of attempted murder, possession of a gun by a prohibited person and concealed carry without a permit.

His initial appearance was set for Friday afternoon.

According to his arrest report, Kasper arrived at the casino about 2:26 p.m. and attempted to cash a check at the cage. The check appeared to be from the city of Las Vegas for $1,981.76.

The report noted Santa Fe had had issues with fraudulent checks recently and the cage worker suspected Kasper's was fraudulent, as well. After that suspicion was verified, the worker called security to respond.

The security guards confronted Kasper and attempted to detain him, and a fight broke out. Amid the fight, Kasper allegedly pulled a weapon from his pants and shot one security guard twice.

He was then detained until police arrived. 

The guard was taken to University Medical Center where the bullets were removed from his lower extremities. 

Records showed Kasper had prior convictions from 2009 and was not allowed to be in possession of a weapon. 


Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were investigating a shooting at Santa Fe Station on Thursday afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY (Dec. 16) -- Las Vegas police: Security guard injured in shooting at Santa Fe Station

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were investigating a shooting at Santa Fe Station on Thursday afternoon. 

Around 2:44 p.m. on Dec. 16, police were called to the hotel-casino in the 4900 block of North Rancho Drive for a "disturbance."

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When police arrived, they found a security guard of the casino with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to University Medical Center where he was stabilized with non-life threatening injuries.  

Some sort of disturbance led to the suspect pulling a gun, police said at the scene. The suspect was detained.

Police said this was an isolated incident and there was no threat to the public. Part of the casino was closed for the investigation, however the property remained open.

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(8) comments

Bill C.

What better place to commit an attempted murder than a casino with hundreds of cameras? Genius.

Chicago1963

Nope, the only hate is the self hate in you. If you truly loved yourself George Strong, you wouldn't have time to always post a negative comment against people of color.

george strong

The only hate in the US is against White men, without whom, you all would be in the Stone Age, like they are in Africa.

Chicago1963

Hey GeorgeStrong and MediumJeep. Sorry to disappoint you but Kasper looks like you. I know it hurts, but you white people commit crimes also. STOP THE HATE

george strong

Blacks commit 11 times the crime as Whites. Why allow them in our society? Enough is enough.

qwerty123

Because, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" T. Jefferson, 1776.

Roscoe

Seems Kasper wasn't a friendly ghost. Just the usual felon in possession

Mediumjeep

No picture ? Pretty good guess !

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