A shooting at a Pine Bluff casino on Thursday, March 11 has left a security guard injured. Local police have mentioned that there are five suspects wanted in conjunction with this incident.
The alleged suspects in question have been identified as:
All of these suspects are wanted for committing first-degree battery. The incident took place around 11 p.m. Members of the security staff at Saracen Casino Resort escorted this group off the premises due to a disturbance inside.
The suspects then went to the parking lot. At that time, two of the suspects pulled out a gun. They started shooting at the security guards before driving away. They were spotted leaving the scene in a dark-colored passenger car. It could have been a relatively newer Nissan Altima according to police reports.
One of the casino’s security guards was reportedly shot in the abdomen. He was later transported to an area hospital for medical attention. His injuries were not classified as life-threatening.
Bullets from the suspects’ guns also damaged a pair of cars in the casino parking lot. An exterior wall of the casino was also damaged in the incident.
“The safety and security of our guests and our staff is always our highest priority. The relationship with our local law enforcement is incredibly strong. And we have been actively working alongside them since this incident occurred.”
The statement went on to add:
“Cameras capture multiple angles of this property, both inside and outside, and that includes last night’s suspects. We are in the process of reviewing video with law enforcement as we speak. And will be fully cooperating with the investigation moving forward.”
It is named after a famous Quapaw chief from the 1800’s. The casino is adjacent to the Saracen Q Store.
Local news sources close to PlaySlots4RealMoney.com made note of the incident at the casino. A local CBC news affiliate noted that there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspects and the security guards. There was only one reported injury.
Through the help of the casino staff, the five suspects involved in the shooting were quickly identified. The site’s security system was instrumental in this process. The names and pictures of all five suspects were displayed in multiple news reports. A contact number for the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division was also made available.
Information on the case can also be shared through the department’s Facebook page. The local newspaper also released the pertinent details of this case. More details concerning the search for the five suspects should be available in the coming days.
• Source: Security guard injured in shooting outside Pine Bluff casino; 5 suspects wanted from katv.com On March 14, 2021.