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Report: Woman accused of shoplifting shot security guard, self in struggle outside Vegas gift shop

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Posted at 9:21 AM, Jun 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-17 13:32:32-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — An arrest report reveals new information about a shooting near Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue on Tuesday.

Police say a woman who was shoplifting from a gift shop injured herself and two other people.

Mercedes Cage, 35, was visiting the "World's Largest Gift Shop," police said. A security guard said Cage took a sweater and left the building without paying.

The guard told police he confronted her in the parking lot and grabbed the sweater when Cage pulled out a gun and shot at two security guards.

One of the guards tackled her and, during the struggle, Cage shot herself in the armpit, the report states. A guard was also shot in the fray.

Cage now faces multiple charges, including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Clark County jail records showed Cage was jailed on a $200,000 bond.