UPDATE – That Las Vegas Courthouse shooting took the life of Stanley W. Cooper. The Las Vegas Federal Courthouse shooting at Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse has now resulted in the death of the gunman and one of two victims.
Cooper worked security for a private company, Akal Secruity. He had worked for the U.S. Marshals for over a decade. Cooper was 72. The deputy marshal remains in serious condition but is expected to survive.
Jeff Carter, chief of public affairs for the Marshals Service, said the following in a statement:
“Words cannot express our concern and sorrow for all those impacted by this tragedy. The brave and immediate actions of these two individuals saved lives by stopping the threat of a reckless and callous gunman.”
As broke early Monday on LALATE, Las Vegas Metro Police Department twittered at roughly 8 am PST today:
“Police activity at 300 S. Las Vegas Blvd please avoid the area. All surrounding streets are currently closed.”
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