Lawsuit accuses Las Vegas Strip casino of not intervening before gunman shot customer
by: David Charns
Posted: Jan 12, 2023 / 02:47 PM PST
Updated: Jan 12, 2023 / 04:41 PM PST
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses security staff at a Las Vegas Strip casino of failing to protect a group of customers after a man threatened them with a gun. That man later shot a member of the group, leading to substantial injuries and multiple surgeries, documents said.
Attorneys for the shooting victim, Eric Aguilar, are suing the Venetian Resort Las Vegas and several security guards, following the incident on a casino floor in January 2021.
On Jan. 18, 2021, a gunman shot Aguilar outside of the casino following an incident inside the Palazzo casino, the lawsuit and court records said.
Aguilar was celebrating his 33rd birthday when another man threatened him with a gun, the lawsuit said. At least one Venetian employee is seen in surveillance video watching the threat unfold, the lawsuit said.
The encounter began when Aguilar’s group commented on a person in another group wearing a San Francisco 49ers Jersey, the lawsuit said.
“Without warning, the gunman began to verbally engage Mr. Aguilar’s group, stating that he would ‘[expletive] kill’ Mr. Aguilar and his friends,” the lawsuit said.
The man with the gun then left the area, the lawsuit said. Security guards then evicted Aguilar and his friends from the property, the lawsuit said.
“Upon hearing Mr. Aguilar report that the gunman had threatened him with a handgun on the gaming floor, one of the Venetian defendants’ three uniformed security guards said that they did not ‘give [an] [expletive] that the gunman had pointed a gun at him and told Mr. Aguilar to leave,” lawyers wrote in the lawsuit.
Venetian security did not take a statement from Aguilar and did not take any action to find the man with the gun, the lawsuit said.
“The Venetian defendants’ actions led inexorably to Mr. Aguilar being first threatened by a gunman with a loaded handgun on the Venetian defendant’s gaming floor, and then being shot by the same gunman outside the Venetian while Venetian defendants and at least three of their security guards sat on their hands, watched the scene unfold on their video surveillance system, and did absolutely nothing to protect Mr. Aguilar.”
by: Neshmia Malik
Posted: Jan 23, 2023 / 09:25 AM CST
Updated: Jan 23, 2023 / 12:40 PM CST
GLENVIEW, Ill. — A 31-year-old man is charged in connection to the shooting that took place at a Glenview Mariano’s Friday.
According to Glenview police, Anthony Reschke was charged with attempted first-degree murder on Sunday and additional charges are pending.
Anthony Reschke, 31Reschke got into an argument with another employee at the Mariano’s location in Glenview when he displayed a firearm and fired shots. According to police, no one was injured and Reschke fled the scene in his vehicle.Reschke as arrested at his residence shortly after the incident and a firearm was recovered. He is being held in custody pending further charges.
Further updates will be provided when available.
Death to “Killadelphia.”
A Philadelphia gas station owner has taken drastic measures against soaring crime — hiring heavily armed security with AR-15s to patrol outside.
Fox 29 filmed a group of officers guarding a Karco gas station while wearing military-style clothing — including Kevlar bulletproof vests — while toting shotguns and even assault rifles.
The security firm’s ex-cop leader insisted online that the terrifying arsenal was needed because the City of Brotherly Love is fast earning an ominous new nickname — becoming the new “wild wild West” of “Killadelphia.”
Gas station owner Neil Patel told Fox 29 that he turned to the armed agents from the agency S.I.T.E. amid the worst spate of crime in his 20 years there — including a gang ripping out and carting away his ATM.
“We are tired of this nonsense — robbery, drug trafficking” and gangs “hanging around,” he told the local outlet.
“I am fearful for my employees, as well as my nice neighborhood [and] all the customers,” he said, saying criminals were “forcing us to hire the security.”
S.I.T.E. security boss Andre Boyer, a former Philly cop, said his staff is also mostly former cops — and all highly trained state agents.
The guards were hired after the gas station's owner, Neil Patel, had enough of the rising crime.
The bulletproof-vest wearing guards patrol with shotguns and even AR-15s.
Fox29“We wear Kevlar, we are trained — my guards go to training every other week,” he insisted, saying they were all “proficient” in using the assault rifles and Tasers.
“As a Pennsylvania state agent, the law tells us that we have a right to protect this property by any means necessary and with whatever force necessary,” he stressed.
Each guard is trained to handle the firepower, the team’s owner insisted.
Fox29“If I have to use force, I will use force,” Boyer told Fox News, saying that you “have to fight fire with fire sometimes.”
Some Karco customers told the local outlet that they were terrified by the show of firepower.
“Guns like this would be on the battlefield,” customer Robert Murray complained.
The security team’s head, ex-Philly cop Andre Boyer, said firepower was needed after Philly became “Killadelphia.”
Fox29Others, however, said they support the owner — who said the violent crimes plaguing his business stopped as soon as the armed security arrived.
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