Suspects identified in Saracen Casino security guard shooting

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PINE BLUFF, Ark.—-Pine Bluff police are looking for five suspects after a security guard was shot outside the Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff Thursday night.

Police say they responded to the shooting around 11:15 Thursday night.

They say several people were causing a disturbance inside the casino. Security escorted some of the people out. Police say once they were outside two of the men pulled out guns.

They say the suspects and security officers exchanged gunfire.

Police say the suspects left in a dark-colored passenger car, possibly a newer model Nissan Altima.

The security guard was shot in the stomach. Officials say his injury does not appear to be life-threatening. No other people at the casino were injured, although there was damage to a wall of the casino and two cars in the parking lot were damaged. Pine Bluff Police are looking for five suspects.

  1. Tirek Langel age 22
  2. Kuro’n Lavell Brown age 21
  3. Brandon Burnett age 27
  4. Joshua Mcafee age 27
  5. Dontarius Slater age 26

Original Story:

PINE BLUFF, Ark.—-One person has been injured in a shooting outside the Saracen Casino Resort, Pine Bluff Police confirm.

A Saracen security guard was involved in a shootout with people outside the casino, according to Lt. David Defoor.

The shooting happened in the parking lot outside the main entrance of the casino.

The guard was shot in the abdomen.  The condition of the guard is unknown at this time.

Police did not release any suspect information.

A spokesperson for Saracen says the casino is still open.

Stick with us as we learn more.

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