Gunman Arrested After Slaying, Standoff at Harrah's - Wednesday 22nd of February 2006

LAS VEGAS, Nevada As reported by the Associated Press: "Police blasted out a 20th story window and stormed a room at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino Tuesday, arresting a suspected gunman who authorities say killed another man and shot at police and paramedics during a six-hour standoff.

"No shots were fired in the final assault, and police denied initial reports that SWAT officers rappelled down Harrah's hotel-casino and crashed through the window during an assault on room 2036.

"...Guests were evacuated from several nearby floors, but the casino remained open during the standoff.

"...The gunman shot into the hallway as police and paramedics arrived during the initial hectic minutes after the victim was mortally wounded, Jones said, and the victim was conscious when police rescued him. He was pronounced dead later at a hospital..."

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