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Vegas police identify officer in Excaliber casino shooting

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:02 p.m. HST, Aug 14, 2013

LAS VEGAS >> Officials are identifying a 20-year police officer who was off-duty when he shot a man in his vehicle outside a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino.

Las Vegas police say the man who was wounded got into the parked vehicle and refused to get out about 9 p.m. Sunday while Detective Bernard Plaskett was delivering items to people at the Excalibur.

Police say the 54-year-old officer shot the man once in the wrist when he reached for something.

The wounded man ran, but was caught by security officers. He was treated at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries that officials said didn't appear to be life-threatening.

The man hasn't been identified by police or charged with a crime.

Plaskett is on paid leave pending an administrative review of the shooting.

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loquaciousone wrote:
When you shoot someone you must age fast. He started off at 20 and by the time the article was done he was 54.
on August 14,2013 | 02:49PM
2NDC wrote:
The article said "a 20 year" police officer, not a "20 year OLD" police officer. Had to re-read it myself. They're basically saying that the detective worked as a police officer for 20 years.
on August 14,2013 | 04:24PM
Mei mei wrote:
still had a good laugh with your comment though!
on August 14,2013 | 04:56PM
312guy wrote:
your eyes lied to you lol
on August 14,2013 | 05:16PM
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