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Suspect In Nevada Casino Heist Standoff Killed

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) —  Police say an officer shot and killed a casino robbery suspect who got out of a vehicle following a seven-hour standoff in the Colorado River resort town of Laughlin.

 

Las Vegas police Officer Laura Meltzer said Monday the male suspect was pronounced dead after shots were fired about 7:40 a.m. in the parking lot of the Aquarius Casino Resort.

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Meltzer didn't immediately know if the man was armed when he was killed or how many officers fired shots.

 

She says a fleeing gunman fired shots toward a casino security guard about 1:30 a.m. at the Aquarius. No one was wounded at that time.

The man got in a vehicle surrounded by police, who closed nearby Casino Drive.

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Laughlin is near Bullhead City, Arizona, about 100 miles south of Las Vegas.