Las Vegas police are investigating a deadly situation at a hotel-casino where two security guards were shot and killed Saturday morning.
Metro said two security officers responded to a disturbance call in one of the hotel rooms after a guest was kicked out of her room by two men at Arizona Charlie's Decatur, located at 740 S. Decatur Boulevard, at 6:37 a.m.
While inside of the room, the security officers were shot by the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Christopher Olague. Police said one of the security officers was armed, but she did not draw her weapon.
After an attempt to render aid, medical personnel pronounced the man and woman dead at the scene.
Olague escaped the hotel after the shooting and fled into a nearby residential neighborhood on Brush Street and Evergreen Place, near Decatur Boulevard and Alta Drive. Officers established a perimeter to capture the suspect.
Police said Olague attempted to enter a home on the 5000 block of Evergreen Place without success. Officers approached the residence and found Olague with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was still breathing after he was located and was transported to UMC Trauma with a non-survivable wound.
Officers reported the incident remains under investigation and that no motive was immediately clear for the shooting.
The Clark County Coroner will release the names and cause of death of the victims.
Golden Entertainment, Arizona Charlie's parent company, released the following statement:On Saturday morning, we lost two of our team members to a senseless act of violence at our Arizona Charlie’s Decatur property. These individuals were security officers dedicated to protecting our guests and other team members.
Through the swift and professional actions of our security and surveillance team, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was able to apprehend the suspect quickly. We are grateful to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for their quick response and efforts to ensure the safety of our guests and team members at Arizona Charlie’s, as well as at all our properties.
We are providing counseling and other resources to team members that need professional support to deal with the impact of this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims during this difficult time. Stay with FOX5 for continued updates on this developing story.
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