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Officer identified in shooting of security guard at shopping center

Posted at 4:46 PM, Aug 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 19:32:27-04

UPDATE AUG. 13: The officer in Saturday’s shooting has been identified as 47-year-old Bryon Bunitsky. He has been with the department since October 1999.

UPDATE 7:15 P.M. AUG 11: Police have confirmed that no one else was injured during the shooting on Saturday afternoon.

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The shooter, whom police confirmed was a security guard at Ross Dress For Less, was transported to a local hospital and taken into surgery.

The security guard was reportedly arguing with the store manager before the shooting. When police arrived, he also fired at them. It is not known at this time why the argument started.

No personal information has been released about the security guard. The name of the officer who shot him will be released in 48 hours according to department policy. 

UPDATE AT 6 P.M. According to our police source, no one was injured by the shooter. We are still waiting for official information from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

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Witnesses tell us that it appears that the shooter was an employee at Ross Dress For Less. Witnesses say that they heard arguing and commotion at the front of the store. There was a short break when the shooter may have left the store to retrieve a gun and then people in the store heard multiple shots. 

The shooting was reported at approximately 4 p.m.


There are reports of shots fired at the Blue Diamond Crossing shopping near Blue Diamond and Valley View Boulevard.

There is a heavy police presence in the area. Police are asking for people to stay clear of the area. There are road closures in effect. 

A police source told 13 Action News that the suspected shooter is down. Las Vegas police also tweeted that there has been a shooting involving Las Vegas police. 

According to witnesses, a man opened fire inside of a Ross Dress For Less store. It is unknown if anyone was shot.

The suspected shooter was shot by a police officer. The condition of the shooter is unknown. 

There are multiple stores at the shopping center including a Target, Kohl's, Big Lots, Office Depot and Petco.