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    2 guards shot in Las Vegas federal building

    Looks like he was stopped relatively quickly. If he was an active shooter a building sure to have armed security was an interesting choice.

    I hope the marshals survive and make a full recovery.

    LAS VEGAS – At least two U.S. marshals were wounded Monday when a gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal building in downtown Las Vegas, and the gunman was shot and apprehended at a building across the street, authorities said.

    "We have two marshals down and a suspect in custody," Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Roxanna Lea Irwin said after the shooting ended at about 8 a.m.

    Police and federal agents swarmed the multi-story building, and paramedics wheeled at least two people out and down a ramp to ambulances. There was no immediate word on the identity of the wounded shooter.

    Las Vegas police spokeswoman Barbara Morgan said the shooter had been shot in the head and apprehended near the federal building.

    "It looks like he went in there and just started unloading, we don't know," Morgan said.

    The multi-story building houses federal courts and offices for federal officials including U.S. Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign.

    Irwin said she saw shotgun casings on the floor of the lobby.
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    the shooter is dead.

    2 federal agents shot inside lobby of Las Vegas courthouse
    BY Helen Kennedy
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

    Originally Published:Monday, January 4th 2010, 11:46 AM
    Updated: Monday, January 4th 2010, 1:00 PM

    YouTubeGunfire erupted at a Las Vegas federal building, where two federal agents were shot Monday. Related NewsBrooklyn woman shot dead in Regent Place apartmentBody of 25-year-old man found riddled with bulletsBrooklyn man kills girlfriend, then self, after New Year's Eve argument: copsMan shot in chest after pool hall fightBrooklyn man is charged in slaying at pool hallTwo federal agents were hurt Monday when a shotgun-toting man opened fire inside a courthouse in downtown Las Vegas.

    The gunman fled across the street and was shot in the head and killed.

    The large building, which also houses

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...#ixzz0bfVqtYDm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=helbjYxhQ8A

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9T3-nGaV20
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    The 65 year old security guard also died.
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    The 65 year old security guard also died.
    Very sad news.Prayers to him and his loved ones.
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    This could not have happened. This is a gun free zone. We need more laws.

    Geezzzz - I can hear the retoric already starting.

    Our families prayers will go out to the families of the officers.
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    Suicide by armed guard. So tragic.
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    Irwin said she saw shotgun casings on the floor of the lobby.

    Good grief how did he get a shotgun in there ? I guess the 65 yr old security gaurd was working the door . He must have got shot right out of the gate and the guy just walked in shooting .

    Did the police shoot him when he fled across the street or an armed civilian ?


    What a tragedy .

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9T3-nGaV20

    this link showed one hell of a gunfight . I heard like 30-40 shots fired.

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    I counted 56 shots. 43 followed by a pause, followed by 13 more.
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    5 shotgun shells + 81 LEO rounds according to the RJ
    http://www.lvrj.com/news/Authorities...-80727872.html
    Federal officers fired 81 shots during Monday's gunbattle outside the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse, authorities said at a press conference this morning.
    Last nights news said the criminal had a record including ADW in his past.

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    Active shooter incident; stress/$$$

    This recent federal bldg shooting was a sad event. These incidents occur from time to time but the downward turn and loss of jobs/$ will cause more desperate/unstable people to lash out. In the late 1990s, a US Navy veteran shot up a VA office in a dispute over benefits. There was also the sad Capital Hill incident where 2 federal LEOs were killed by a deranged man who started shooting at a checkpoint. I've seen a few court/federal(GSA) security officers who went overboard but I could also see more offices/courts get more secure. I only hope the mgmt/supervisors train and monitor the LEOs or armed security to avoid problems.
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    This guy shouldn't have been walking around loose.


    During a news conference addressing the fatal shootings, the FBI revealed that 66-year-old Johnny Lee Wicks had a lengthy criminal history that involved a conviction for the murder of his brother and arrests on drug charges in Tennessee during the 1970s.

    Special Agent Kevin Favreau said he also faced charges of sexual assault, robbery and domestic violence while living in Sacramento.
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    My older Brother, retired Navy, works in Vegas for the Federal Protective Service. They provide security for Federal Buildings.
    Most of the time, he is at the airport, but he sometimes pulls a shift at this Court House or the one across the street.
    The Court Security guard that was killed is also a Civilian employee, the US Marshalls have over all responsibility for security.

    My Brother knew the guard that was killed, and is pretty distraught over this incident. He said that the perp walked in, pulled the shotgun and started blasting.
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    housed the office of Harry Ried. Could be a clue.

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    Gunman Johnny Lee Wicks
    Am I the only one who notices that these killers/murders/pedophiles all are presented with all 3 of their names, first, middle and last. I assume that this done by the media for more accurate identification.

    Even more strange is when I hear these names, my first thought is usually 'Yup, that sounds like the name of a killer/murderer/pedophile, and the flow of the name is diabolically perfect'.

    Maybe I just think too much........

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    Maybe I just think too much........
    I don't think so.All the way back to John Wilkes Booth,April 14,1865.
    But there was Sirhan Sirhan who broke the mold.Momentarily.

    Guess the press figured that 2 Sirhans was enough.
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