HENDERSON (KTNV) — UPDATE JAN. 3: The Clark County coroner has identified the man shot and killed by security at Green Valley Ranch hotel-casino as 53-year-old Shannon Michael Howell, also known as Michael Shannon Howell.
The coroner said Howell was shot several times in the incident, as Henderson police continue their investigation.
According to court records, Howell was arrested in 2018 for driving under the influence of a controlled substance and was charged with burglary and attempted grand larceny in 1991.
ORIGINAL STORY: Henderson police responded to a shooting at Green Valley Ranch hotel-casino Tuesday evening. Officers received a shots fired call at about 3:45 P.M. at the property.
Authorities said an armed man was shot after showing a handgun to security guards during a confrontation in the East Tower lobby.
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"I started hearing people yelling 'run, run, there's an active shooter," said Nancy Howard, visiting from California.
Howard said she ran from the casino and into the parking lot with her boyfriend along with several other people.
"I was terrified, I was terrified," said Howard.
The suspect received medical aid at the scene but ultimately died from his injuries sustained, according to police.
Witnesses informed 13 Action News that they heard multiple gunshots during the situation and security personnel quickly responded to the scene.
The shooting appeared to be an isolated incident, according to authorities, with an ongoing investigation.
"You hear about this happening so often now; I had always thought about what I would do in that situation so we just ran as fast as we could," said Howard.
None of the names or ages of the people involved has been released.
Wednesday, a spokesperson for Station Casinos sent the following statement:
We’re grateful that our security team responded to this situation in a way which ensured the safety of our guests and team members. We’re very appreciative of Henderson Police Department’s assistance immediately after the incident and, as always, we will work cooperatively with them as part of any ongoing investigation.
Henderson police said the incident remains under investigation.