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Las Vegas police arrest suspect in shooting at Mirage hotel room

Mirage Casino
Billy Hemsley mugshot
Posted at 9:59 PM, Aug 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-05 18:29:48-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — At approximately 3:12 a.m. on Friday, Metro Police Captain Dori Koren tweeted that LVMPD identified, located and arrested the suspect involved in the shooting inside a hotel room at the Mirage.

Koren says the suspect was located six hours after the incident.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, a shooting was reported on the eighth floor of the Mirage hotel.

A large police presence started to appear at the Mirage and multiple social media users claimed police locked the casino down and wouldn't let anyone leave.

FULL COVERAGE: Las Vegas man shoots three victims, killing one, in hotel room at the Mirage

Captain Dori Koren said that police responded to the call within a minute.

Arriving officers went up to the shooting scene and located three victims. Two female victims were transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition from multiple gunshot wounds and the third, a man believed to be in his 40s to 50s, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The LVMPD Homicide Section found that the suspect, later identified as Billy Hemsley, was involved in an argument with several family members inside the hotel room.

An early investigation by police indicates that there were four people in total in a hotel room who all knew each other. The four got into an altercation where one individual started shooting.

At some point during the argument, Hemsley shot the three victims and fled the area.

Heavy police presence at the Mirage after shooting

Detectives from the LVMPD Major Violators Section located Hemsley near Nellis Boulevard and Twain Avenue and took him into custody.