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Las Vegas Police SWAT fired weapon inside gunman’s room

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department SWAT officers breached the door to room 32-135 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, and at least one officer discharged his weapon, according to the police radio recording.

Radio traffic indicates Zebra 20 [SWAT officer] advised the dispatcher that the room is secured and that one officer discharged his weapon and there are “no other injuries.”

When the Las Vegas police was contacted today by the Baltimore Post-Examiner they stated they have no comment and that it is still an active investigation.

The gunman had shot himself before the door was breached by the SWAT team, according to authorities. Why an officer discharged his weapon remains undetermined at this time.


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Doug authored over 135 articles on the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas Massacre, more than any other single journalist in the country. He investigates stories on corruption, law enforcement and crime. Doug is a US Army Military Police Veteran, former police officer, deputy sheriff and criminal investigator. Doug spent 20 years in the hotel/casino industry as an investigator and then as Director of Security and Surveillance. He also spent a short time with the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration. In 1986 Doug was awarded Criminal Investigator of the Year by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia for his undercover work in narcotics enforcement. In 1992 and 1993 Doug testified in court that a sheriff’s office official and the county prosecutor withheld exculpatory evidence during the 1988 trial of a man accused of the attempted murder of his wife. Doug’s testimony led to a judge’s decision to order the release of the man from prison in 1992 and awarded him a new trial, in which he was later acquitted. As a result of Doug breaking the police “blue wall of silence,” he was fired by the county sheriff. His story was featured on Inside Edition, Current Affair and CBS News’ “Street Stories with Ed Bradley”. In 1992 after losing his job, at the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Doug infiltrated a group of men who were plotting the kidnapping of a Dupont fortune heir and his wife. Doug has been a guest on national television and radio programs speaking on the stories he now writes as an investigative journalist. Contact the author.

One Comment

  1. Noozeyeguy says:

    Just curious: Would it ever be SOP to put a round into a suspect who is down and appears deceased? Perhaps to confirm that the person isn’t “playing possum” and planning an ambush?

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