Two security guards were shot dead in a hotel room at a Las Vegas casino, police said. The gunman fled following the shooting at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur but was later found by police at a nearby residence with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officers said. The condition of the suspect and the victims’ identities have not been released.
Arizona Charlie’s Decatur is a short distance west of the Las Vegas Strip.
The hotel and casino is a short distance from the Las Vegas strip (Image: ABC 13) Two security guards were killed (Image: ABC 13)
The shooting comes as law enforcement officers are preparing for tens of thousands of New Year’s Eve revellers on the Strip.
The shooting comes just three months after Stephen Paddock murdered 58 people at a Vegas music festival (Image: Internet Unknown) Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival (Image: Splash News)
Paddock fired 1,100 bullets into the crowd of more than 22,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest festival from his hotel room at the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel.
This is the first picture of a premature baby who stopped breathing in an Asda1 supermarket and was saved by a hero security guard. Store guard Shaun Walsh and off-duty hospital worker Neil Franklin leapt into action to revive little Ronny Auckland in the store s chilled aisle on Boxing Day. The pair have now been hailed as heroes after the baby’s2 mum, Terri-ann Russell Auckland, claimed that their swift action saved the life of her son.
Ronny, who was born 13 weeks early in September, is being treated in hospital after his ordeal at the store in Grimsby, Lincs. Shaun, 44, a trained first-aider, told how he and hospital technician Neil saved Ronny, who had been suffering from bronchitis and had mucus blocking his airways. He said: I was giving chest compressions and the other gent got his airways going.
Asda hero Shaun Walsh (Image: Grimsby Telegraph/BPM Media)
Shaun was alerted by fellow staff and immediately starting giving Ronny cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the floor of the aisle, while hospital medic Neil blew into the baby s mouth. Minutes later paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service were on the scene and the infant was taken to hospital, reports the Grimsby Telegraph3 . Terri-ann, 31, of Weelsby Street said: I can t thank them enough . I owe them everything for saving my boy s life.
They deserve all the praise in the world for what they did.
You don t know what to do is that situation . I just froze .
Luckily they were there. The mother-of-two boys said: It just shows how everyone should be trained in First Aid.
(Image: Grimsby Telegraph/BPM Media)
Today she was at Ronny s bedside in the Rainforest ward of the hospital. Shaun, who has worked for Asda for nine years said his firm regularly updated his First Aid training.
He said: A staff member came running to me and said there was a boy not breathing.
When I got there his face was blue . There was a crowd of people around him so we got them out the way and myself and the off-duty medic got him breathing again . I was giving chest compressions and the other gent got his airways going . There are not many people who would have been able to do it.
But because we are trained it worked.
It paid off . It shows we are not just big bad security guards, there to get abuse from people. Shaun, 44, said: We just do what we are trained to do . You cope with whatever you are faced with .
We don t just take abuse from people who are doing something wrong . We help people as well. He told how the hospital medic shook his hand and thanked him and left the store. Shaun also went back to work to complete his shift.
He had not originally be allocated the shift on Boxing Day but volunteered his services that day. The mother posted a message on social media to thank Shaun and the other lifesaver in which she said Big thank you to Shaun and the other guy . I don t know what I would have done without you. She had been at Asda with her sister Sara Geddes to buy balloons for her other son Bobby s 7th birthday yesterday.
Asda s people trading manager, Moira Pembleton said: We are all incredibly proud of Shaun . he did an amazing job . Everyone else around was running around but he stayed calm throughout .
It was an emotional moment for everyone.
Pontins holidaymaker dies after being ‘restrained by security guards’ and arrested by police at holiday park
A Pontins holidaymaker has died after being ‘violently restrained by security guards’ and arrested by police following a bust-up at the holiday park. Paul Gladwell, 38, from Colchester, Essex, was arrested on suspicion of assault after a row with another guest at Pontins Pakefield, near Lowestoft, Suffolk, on Tuesday night. An ambulance was called after Mr Gladwell became ill shortly after the arrest and the dad reportedly needed to be resuscitated four times before being placed into an induced coma.
The dad-of-three’s life support machine was switched off earlier today. His heartbroken sister-in-law Tiazah Rogers, 20, claimed up to three security guards held his arms and legs while another kneeled on his neck before police failed to notice he had fallen unconscious as he was carried away.
The dad-of-three allegedly had his neck kneeled on by security guards (Photo: Free Picture) The dad-of-three was arrested on suspicion of assault (Photo: East Anglia News Service) Police were called to Pontins near Lowestoft on Tuesday (Photo: BPM)
She said: “(Police) turned up and carried him out the building into a riot van and said he was asleep , when in actual fact he was unconscious due to lack of oxygen to the brain from the security guard kneeling on his neck.
“The police neglected the fact he was passed out in the building and just carried him out when they should have observed his situation and called paramedics.
“When they realised something was wrong they took him to hospital where he had to be resuscitated and died 4 times before being put into an induced coma due to his brain being very swollen and bleeding.”
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is now investigating his death. An IPCC spokesman said: Paul Gladwell, 38, from Colchester was initially detained by staff at Pontins Holiday Park, London Road, Kessingland, Lowestoft at about 11.40pm, 14 February and subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault.
Paul Gladwell pictured with girlfriend Carrie Bennett (Photo: East Anglia News Service) Mr Gladwell fell into an induced coma (Photo: East Anglia News Service) Paul Gladwell with his girlfriend Carrie Bennett (Photo: East Anglia News Service)
While being transported to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre in a police van officers became concerned for his wellbeing, stopped the van, and contacted an ambulance.
The man was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital by ambulance in a critical condition . Sadly earlier today, 16 February, Mr Gladwell was pronounced dead.
The incident was referred to the IPCC, an independent investigation has been launched, and a team has attended the scene and post incident procedure . His family has been informed.
Investigators are carrying out house-to-house enquiries, speaking to witnesses and gathering CCTV footage.
IPCC Commissioner Cindy Butts said: Our thoughts are with the man s relatives and friends at this difficult time.
“Our investigators will be conducting a thorough enquiry into all the circumstances surrounding his interaction with the police.
A Suffolk Police statement said: ‘Police were called around 11.45pm on Tuesday night, 14 February, to reports of an altercation at premises at London Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft.
An investigation has been launched into his death (Photo: East Anglia News Service)
“Officers attended and found a man in his late 30s had been detained by staff on the site . The man was arrested on suspicion of assault.
“As he was being transported to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre in a marked police van he became unwell . The man was then taken to the James Paget hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.
“As is standard procedure in cases of this nature, the incident has been referred to the IPCC .A full investigation into what happened is underway”
Pontins has been contacted for comment.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the IPCC by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0800 096 9070.