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January 20, 2019

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County recognizes officers who aided victims of park shooting

The Clark County Commission today recognized two police officers who rushed to the scene of a shooting last month at Sunset Park and provided first aid to a man and woman who were wounded while attending a company picnic.

Clark County Park Police Officer Anthony Guerrero and Sgt. Wade Barnhart were awarded the Exemplary Service Medal at today’s commission meeting.

“I want to thank you — we want to thank you — for your service and for the assistance you provided to these shooting victims,” Commissioner Jim Gibson said. “What happened was a terrible tragedy, one that must’ve been a very traumatic event for everyone involved.”

Metro Police allege a disgruntled table games dealer at the Venetian planned the shooting and targeted two casino executives — Mia Banks, vice president of casino operations, and Hector Rodriguez, executive director of table games.

Guerrero was on patrol when he heard the gunshots and rushed to the scene to find people running away and screaming, Gibson said. He performed CPR on Banks, while Barnhart worked to stop the bleeding on Rodriguez, Gibson said.

Banks, 54, died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, while Rodriguez was expected to recover, Metro Police said.

Anthony Wrobel was quickly identified as the suspect and was arrested in the Texas several days later, Metro Police said.

Wrobel, 42, is awaiting extradition on counts of murder, attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon, according to court logs.