Man fatally shot after attacking security guard in Las Vegas adult store
By Jennifer Cruz
The suspect, who is from Hawaii, was previously banned from the business. (Photo: Las Vegas Review-Journal)
An altercation inside a Las Vegas adult store Friday evening left a security guard badly beaten and his attacker dead.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt. Dan McGrath said the suspect was not trying to rob the store, but that the security guard appeared to have acted in self-defense when he opened fire, according to reports from CBS Las Vegas Now.
The incident unfolded around 7 p.m. when the suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Starsky Tautava, entered Adult World, where he had previously been kicked out in the past and asked not to return.
The security guard, who works at the establishment part-time, recognized Tautava and again asked him to leave several times. But Tautava, who was described as a very large man who stands over 6 feet tall and weighs about 250 pounds, responded by attacking the security guard. The assault lasted several minutes, and the security guard was repeatedly being struck in the head, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
However, during the attack, the security guard pulled out his weapon and shot Tautava a single time in the chest. Tautava, who lives in Hawaii, was rushed to