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UPDATE: Family remembers dad gunned down outside Caesars Palace parking garage

Posted at 2:53 AM, Oct 22, 2016

OCT. 25 UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner identified the victim of the fatal shooting as 52-year-old Suli Ji from Chino Hills, California.

13 Action News spoke with his wife, Ying Du Ji Tuesday night.

"I can't accept the fact that my little boy will never get to know his father," she said.

The couple has a two-year-old son together.

"My life is totally destroyed by this criminal," said Ji.

Ji owned a travel agency with his wife.  

He was in the  middle of a 10-day tour, from San Francisco to San Diego, when he was gunned down.

"Everybody miss him, everybody," said friend Winter Lin. 

Well over a hundred people gathered at the site of the crime to pay their respects.

"He always take care of me and teach me a lot of things," said Lin, "he always want to share his American life experience to people who come from China."

Family members said Ji was dedicated to his family.  He worked hard to obtain the American dream for his son.

"I really need help to accept that this is real," said his wife.

Ji said she's speaking out now because she doesn't want this to happen to another family.  

"I wonder why bad guys have guns, why?" she said.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A man is dead after a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip early Saturday morning.

Las Vegas Metro Police say they received a call about a person shot near the employee parking garage for Caesars Palace around 11:25 Friday night. Arriving officers located an adult male near a van outside the garage with multiple apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses saw the suspect fleeing to the second floor of the parking garage. Officers located the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Charles Smith of Las Vegas, and arrested him on one count of murder.

An investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department indicated that the shooting took place inside the van. The vehicle was also parked for several hours before the incident took place.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.