THIRD UPDATE JAN. 2: New details are being revealed in the deadly shooting that claimed the lives of two security officers. Friends and family tell 13 Action News LaTosha "Todda" White was a veteran security officer. Insiders at Arizona Charlie's say security officer Phillip Archuleta had celebrated his 1 year anniversary at the property in October.
Both were on duty Saturday when police say the suspect open fired. Security was summoned to the fourth floor for a disturbance. After an argument, police say the suspect opened fire on both security officers, killing them.
The suspect, Christopher Olague, 29, ran from the scene moments later. He was cornered by police and shot himself in the head.
Online court records show a lengthy criminal history for Olague. Previous arrests and convictions include: forgery, aggravated assault on a corrections officer, child endangerment, possession of drugs with intent to sell, and being a prohibited person possessing a firearm.
SECOND UPDATE JAN. 2: The suspected shooter, 29-year-old Christopher Olague, has died, according to the Clark County coroner.
UPDATE JAN. 2: The Clark County coroner has announced that 28-year-old Phillip Archuleta and 50-year-old LaTosha White were the two Arizona Charlie's security officers shot and killed on Dec. 30.
UPDATE AT 8 P.M. DEC. 30: Golden Entertainment, which operates Arizona Charlie's, released the following statement regarding the shooting:
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.
UPDATE AT 5:40 P.M. DEC. 30: Las Vegas police identified the suspect in this case as 29-year-old Christopher Olague.
Two security guards have been shot and killed at Arizona Charlie's on Decatur Boulevard near U.S. 95.
Police say it happened in a room around 6:45 a.m. After the shooting, the suspected shooter ran to a nearby residence on Evergreen and shot himself.
The shooter was transported to University Medical Center. His injuries are life-threatening.
The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.
Las Vegas police told the media at 11 a.m. that one of the security guards killed was a female and the other was a male. They also said that one of the security guards was armed at the time.
They also told the media that the shooter is not expected to survive.
The names of the deceased will be released by the Clark County coroner after relatives have been notified.
There has been an unusually high number of homicides over the last week in Las Vegas.