Suspect Arrested for Shooting a Security Guard at Santa Fe Casino over Fake Cheque
As per Metro Police, a Henderson man suspected of shooting a Las Vegas casino security officer on Thursday, 16th December was trying to cash a fake City of Las Vegas payroll check at the casino's cage.
At about 2:30 p.m., Michael Kasper entered the casino in the 4900 block of North Rancho Drive and headed straight for the gambling cage, according to the arrest report, and attempted to cash a $1,981 cheque.
Because of anomalies in the check, the casino contacted the city's payroll department, who confirmed that they had not sent any check to Kasper. Kasper's check was not only forged but had blurry prints.
The casino employee called her manager, who in turn notified the security. Kasper attempted to flee from Bouman, the first security guard to respond before other guards came.
"At one point in the struggle, Kasper reaches with his right hand into his right pants pocket and produces a firearm; the group of security guards, including Bouman, take Kasper to the ground, attempting to pin him and the firearm to the ground," as per the arrest report.Kasper shot Bouman in the left thigh twice while on the ground. They extracted two bullets from Bouman after he was transported to UMC Trauma. His injuries weren't life-threatening after doctors stabilized him.
Santa Fe Station in Las Vegas, police arrested 33-year-old Michael Kasper. Kasper is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on charges of attempting to kill, possessing forged instruments or bills, and attempting to steal from someone.
He also had three prior convictions in 2009 for armed robbery, armed burglary, and conspiracy to commit robbery.
The police report stated Kasper had a silver and black Springfield Armory EMP 4 9mm pistol. Under the arrest report, Kasper resides in Henderson at Warm Springs Road and Stephanie Street.
Eyewitnesses who were in line at the casino cage and others who witnessed the incident while playing slot machines in the casino provided police with their accounts of what transpired.
It was a one-time occurrence that posed no danger to the public, as stated by the police. Although the police shut down a casino segment while the investigation was underway, the rest continued its operations.