Bail Set at $120K in New Year Casino Shooting

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas judge cited the seriousness of allegations that a 20-year-old man fired a gunshot into the floor of a crowded Las Vegas casino on New Year's Eve and increased bail pending an evidence hearing.

Justice of the Peace Joseph Sciscento said Thursday that instead of $30,000, Manuel Garcia Hill would need to post $120,000 to be freed from the Clark County jail.

The judge set a preliminary hearing Jan. 17.

Hill's lawyer, Bret Whipple, says Hill can't raise that amount.

Police allege Hill pulled a .38-caliber revolver a little after 11 p.m. Monday and fired once into the floor of the Circus Circus casino.

Witnesses said Hill fired the shot during a verbal dispute with a father about unwanted touching of his daughter.

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