Victim In Palms Shooting ID'd

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities have identified a 25-year-old Henderson man who died after being shot at a posh suite in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Clark County coroner's officials identified the victim as Evan Plunkett.

Police said shots were fired about 9:20 p.m. Thursday after a fight erupted between Plunkett and three other males during a party in the hotel's Fantasy Tower. Plunkett was taken to University Medical Center and later died.

Police say the suspects fled the scene before officers arrived and have not been arrested.

Investigators said some 40 to 50 people attended the party, and the hotel was temporarily locked down after the shooting.

The Palms is home to some of the most extravagant suites in Las Vegas, including a 9,000-square-foot Sky Villa that costs $40,000 a night.

LAS VEGAS, NV - A verbal altercation between four males in a Las Vegas hotel room has resulted in one death and police searching for three suspects.

Shortly after 9:15 p.m., Thursday, May 15th, 2014, police were dispatched to the Fantasy Tower at the Palms Hotel and Casino.
of a report of a man shot inside the room.

Officers arrived and found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to UMC Trauma Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

The investigation by the LVMPD Homicide Section indicates the victim was shot during a verbal and physical altercation involving three other males who remain at large.

The identity of the victim will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

This is the 47th homicide investigated by the LVMPD this year.

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