LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE JAN. 22: The Clark County coroner has identified the man shot by a security guard as 40-year-old Allen Meredith, no city of residence listed.
UPDATE: Las Vegas police are now saying that it was a security guard under contract to the Regional Transportation Commission who shot the man and not a casino security guard.
The security guard and the man got into a physical altercation at a bus stop near the Fremont Street Experience and the guard shot the man in the chest.
There were numerous witnesses to the shooting and police are in the process of interviewing them.
Security guards for RTC buses are not employed directly by RTC. They are employed be a security company.
STATEMENT FROM ALLIED UNIVERSAL
We deeply regret this tragic situation and are cooperating fully with the Las Vegas Police Department and RTC in their investigation. As this investigation is ongoing and details are being learned, we are unable to provide more details at this time. Further questions should be directed to the Las Vegas Police Department, who are leading the investigation of this matter.
STATEMENT FROM RTC
The safety and security of our passengers and operators remain our utmost priority. At this time, we cannot comment on the specifics of today’s incident as it is under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Similar to other transit agencies across the country, the RTC contracts with a private security company to patrol our transit system and facilities. Any further inquiries about this incident should be directed to Metro or Allied Universal, the RTC’s security contractor and employer of the security guard.
Police say a man was shot by a casino security guard in the 120 block of Fremont Street around 2 p.m. The man was transported to University Medical Center where he died.
At this time, it is not known why the man was shot. Roads and walkways are closed in the area while police investigate the shooting.
The coroner will identify the deceased after relatives have been notified.
FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE STATEMENT:
“The safety and security of our guests and employees are always top priorities for Fremont Street Experience and our resort partners. We are grateful to the quick actions of law enforcement in their response to the incident which occurred near Casino Center Boulevard this afternoon, and we extend our deepest sympathy to the friends and family of the victim. At this time, the suspect is in custody and we will continue working in full cooperation with law enforcement’s investigation.”