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Man arrested after 2 security guards shot at mall parking garage on Strip


Christopher DeVargas

Metro Police cars are shown outside the Miracle Mile Shops, where a shooting took place Thursday, July 13, 2017.

Updated Friday, July 14, 2017 | 4:43 p.m.

Jonathan Ozuna

Jonathan Ozuna

A pair of security guards at the Miracle Mile Shops on the Strip were shot Thursday night when they confronted two robbery suspects in the parking garage of the mall, authorities said.

Metro Police this afternoon announced the arrest of one of the suspects and are crediting investigators and citizen tips.

Jonathan Ozuna, 34, was being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of attempted murder and one count each of burglary with firearm, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit grand larceny and conspiracy to commit burglary, police said.

According to police, the security guards responded to a call about 7:45 p.m. that the Sunglass Hut was being robbed. The guards chased the two suspects to the third floor of the parking garage, where one of the suspects opened fire, striking one guard in the hand and the other in the neck, police said.

The guards were transported to Sunrise Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

The second suspect, a Hispanic man, apparently remained on the loose.

As of about 10 p.m. the mall was open to pedestrian traffic. The Miracle Mile parking garage was closed, but vehicles are allowed to exit.