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UPDATE: Man accused of shooting Venetian employees extradited to Las Vegas

Posted at 9:18 AM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 13:55:25-04

UPDATE JUNE 25: Anthony Wrobel, the man accused of shooting two Venetian hotel-casino employees at a company picnic on April 15, has been extradited from Texas to Las Vegas.

Court records show he was taken into custody in Las Vegas on June 25. He is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center. His first court appearance scheduled for tomorrow morning.

UPDATE APRIL 20: The Declaration of Warrant for Anthony Wrobel showed he approached a fellow Venetian coworker at the company picnic and asked him if the bosses were still there.

He then found the table where Mia Banks sat, pulled a gun from his waistband, and attempted to shoot her in the head but it did not fire. He accidentally shot a round into the ground before actually shooting Banks in the head.

Wrobel then took aim at Hector Rodriguez and shot him twice, once in the left side and once in the butt. He then fled the scene.

Once arrested, a search of Wrobel's car turned up two empty Glock 9MM magazines, one Glock magazine with 17 bullets, 2 back straps, a .22 caliber revolver pistol, and a box containing 277 rounds of .22 ammo.

During a search of his home officers found a letter detailing his anger with Venetian management.

UPDATE 4 P.M. APRIL 19: Las Vegas Sands released a statement regarding the $50,000 reward money for the suspect's capture.

The company is deeply appreciative of the combined efforts of law enforcement throughout this tragedy, including today’s arrest. In recognition of those efforts, Las Vegas Sands will be donating the $50,000 reward money to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

UPDATE 1:30 P.M. APRIL 19: The Venetian released a statement following Wrobel's arrest. 

"We would like to thank Las Vegas Metro, the FBI, the Department of Aviation at McCarran and the Oldham County Sheriff’s Department in Texas along with all the individuals involved in the apprehension of Anthony Wrobel. We are all relieved by this news.

All of us continue to mourn the loss of Mia Banks, our hearts are with Mia’s family. We hope this news provides some solace for everyone impacted by this tragic event. 

We are happy to share that Hector Rodriguez condition continues to improve and we look forward to the day that he is released from the hospital." 

UPDATE 11:45 A.M. APRIL 19: Las Vegas police say Wrobel fled to McCarran airport after shooting his two Venetian coworkers on April 15 and changed cars in the parking garage.

Police believe Wrobel may have planned the shooting for several days. Captain Robert Plummer said investigators believe Wrobel staged a getaway car at the airport three days prior to the shooting. They also said he left a letter behind for detectives detailing a possible motive.

"It talked about displeasure with the Venetian and management at the corporation," Plummer said. "He was a disgruntled employee."

After leaving Las Vegas investigators believe Wrobel stopped in Cedar City, Utah, and stole a license plate off of a car. He was eventually found in Vega, Texas, a town of fewer than 900 people. Deputies in that area ran the plates of  Wrobel's car while he slept in a rest area.

"This is just an instance where a good old routine police work paid off," said Oldham County Sheriff Brent Warden.

Wrobel grabbed a 9mm handgun from his passenger seat when first approached by deputies but quickly dropped it when confronted by police.

Since officers could not trace a tip to the capture of Wrobel, they don't expect anyone to receive the $50,000 reward.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Anthony J. Wrobel, the man accused of shooting two Venetian hotel-casino employees at a company picnic on April 15, has been arrested in Vega, Texas.

RELATED: $50K reward being offered for arrest of Anthony Wrobel

Las Vegas police announced on Tuesday afternoon that a $50,000 reward was offered by Sands Corp. for information leading to the arrest of Anthony Wrobel, who is accused of shooting two employees of the Venetian hotel-casino during a picnic at Sunset Park.

54-year-old Mia Banks, vice president of casino operations at the Venetian, was killed. Executive Director of Table Games Hector Rodriguez was hospitalized. 

Wroebel was arrested more than 800 miles from Las Vegas near Vega, Texas, a small town in the panhandle. It is off Interstate 40, about 40 minutes west of Amarillo. 

While Vega only has about 900 people, it is the county seat of Oldham County.