Man arrested in holiday gunshot at Vegas Strip shopping mall
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 24-year-old man accused of firing a gunshot and causing panic after a fight inside a mall on the Las Vegas Strip says he’ll wait for a private attorney to arrive from Michigan before he seeks bail on multiple felony charges.
Hasean Quinn appeared Wednesday before a Las Vegas judge, a day after his arrest in the Monday evening gunshot at the Fashion Show mall. The name of the attorney wasn’t immediately clear.
Authorities said no one was injured, but the Memorial Day gunfire prompted a mall evacuation and heavy police response in a tourist area home to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in 2017.
Quinn is being held at the Las Vegas jail on 15 criminal charges, including 13 counts of assault with a weapon for what Justice of the Peace Ann Zimmerman told him were the number of people nearby who were frightened when the shot was fired.
Las Vegas police said they could not provide information about Quinn’s hometown.
Quinn noted the number of news reporters present for his initial court appearance and declared he was invoking his right to remain silent without an attorney present.
The judge kept Quinn’s bail at $136,000 and reset his hearing for Friday.
Police, including some wearing tactical assault gear, blocked mall entrances while shoppers exited following the shooting.
In October 2017, a gunman firing from the windows of a high-rise casino into an outdoor music festival killed 58 people and injured more than 850 before police reached him on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort. He killed himself before police arrived.