LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say an arrest that involved a gunshot at a Las Vegas Strip casino early Tuesday stemmed from suspicion that two teenage males were underage and loitering on the gambling floor.
No one was injured by a shot into the floor while officers struggled with a 17-year-old who ran and tried to pull a handgun from his waistband at Planet Hollywood, Officer Larry Hadfield said.
A spokeswoman for Caesars Entertainment, parent company of the resort, said the case did not involve underage gambling.
The 17-year-old was detained as a juvenile on unspecified charges, Hadfield said. His name wasn’t made public.
Rayshawn Strickland, 19, also surrendered a gun when he was taken into custody, Hadfield said. Strickland’s hometown wasn’t reported.
Records showed that Strickland was jailed on a felony concealed firearm charge and as a fugitive on a warrant from Oregon charging him with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.