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Ex-con blamed in fatal Vegas Strip club shooting

October 21, 2013
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say an ex-convict with a history of altercations at Las Vegas clubs was behind a shooting that killed a patron and wounded two employees at a casino after-hours nightclub on the Strip.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Monday that 41-year-old suspect Benjamin Frazier remained hospitalized at University Medical Center.

Police say Frazier is being treated for serious head injuries sustained when he was subdued following the 5:45 a.m. shooting at Drai's After Hours at Bally's hotel-casino.

Police say Frazier started shooting because he was upset when he didn't get a refund of a cover charge that a casino official says was $30.

Gillespie says the patron who jumped on the gunman after a manager and security guard were wounded is a hero who may have prevented more bloodshed.



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