ASSOCIATED PRESS Security personnel watch the Flamingo Road entrance to Bally's Hotel-Casino on the Las Vegas Strip on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Las Vegas police said a man opened fire about 5:45 a.m. in the casino at 3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South, near Flamingo Road, after he was refused entrance to Drai?s After Hours nightclub. The shooting left one dead and two others injured. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jeff Scheid)
ASSOCIATED PRESS This April 2012 jail booking photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police is of Benjamin Paul Frazier. Authorities say Frazier, an ex-convict with a history of alcohol-related arrests at Las Vegas clubs was behind a shooting that killed a patron and wounded two employees at a casino after-hours nightclub on the Strip. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
LAS VEGAS >> Authorities have identified a man who was killed while trying to stop a shooting at an after-hours nightclub in a Las Vegas Strip casino.
Charging documents filed Tuesday say Kenneth Brown was the patron who died in the shooting early Monday at Drai’s After Hours inside Bally’s hotel-casino.
Brown’s mother, Norma Sattiewhite, tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal her son is 40 and recently moved to Las Vegas from Los Angeles.
Police say 41-year-old Benjamin Frazier started shooting because he was upset when he didn’t get a refund of a cover charge that a casino official says was $30.
Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie says Brown jumped on the gunman after a manager and security guard were wounded, and his actions may have prevented more bloodshed.