- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - New details have emerged about a casino security guard shot and killed by North Las Vegas police last week and a 64-year-old slot machine technician who authorities say he pummeled to death.

Officer Ann Cavaricci said Monday the technician, Edgardo Lavado Velasquez, didn’t put up a fight while the unarmed guard, Jeremias Cruz, dragged him by the neck through employee areas and then killed him with his fists at the Silver Nugget casino.

Cavaricci says the 30-year-old Cruz had what she called a “chaotic episode” early Thursday, and also fought with another unarmed security guard who tried to pull him off Velasquez before police arrived.

That man suffered a hand injury.

Police say Cruz shook off the effects of a stun gun before he was shot by a patrol officer.



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