Washington State Tribal Casino wanted for shooting suspects


Posted on: Jul 14, 2022 8:23 am.

Last updated on: Jul 14, 2022 09:33 am.

Police searched the Muckleshoot Casino in Washington state later this week for a gunman after a man was injured at a nearby gas station on Wednesday. The victim was shot in the leg. His injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Muckleshoot Casino
Muckleshoot Casino, pictured above. The Washington State Casino was raided this week for a suspected shooter. (Picture: Seattle and Clay)

The victim was treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The incident began as an argument between the shooter and the victim, KOKOa local TV station, reported.

As of Thursday, police had not made any arrests in the case. It is not known if they have located a suspect at the Auburn, Washington gaming facility.

There was another shooting near the Muckleshoot Casino last October. A man was arrested after a victim was wounded on October 14. The victim was also treated at Harborview Medical Center. The suspect surrendered without incident. It is not known if the person was ever charged or identified by police. KOKO said.

The gaming property is owned and operated by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. It is about 28 miles south of Seattle.

Voyeurism Incident

In January, a registered sex offender pleaded not guilty after allegedly shooting a Muckleshoot Casino employee in a toilet on December 21.

John Matthew Lair, 44, of Seattle was charged with first-degree voyeurism Kent reportersa Washington state newspaper, reports.

Auburn Police say Lair used a cell phone to take the video. Following an investigation, the King County Attorney’s Office filed charges against Lair on January 6.

The casino employee said he was in a toilet when a man in the neighboring booth dropped his jacket. The employee then spotted a cell phone emerging from a jacket pocket, the victim told authorities. It was under the partition between the two stalls.

The suspect is said to have touched the cell phone several times. He changed the position of the camera, the report adds. The victim said he heard a “thing.” That led him to believe the suspect was recording him on his cell phone.

Given his concerns, the employee pulled out his own cell phone to record the episode. The victim later identified Lair as the suspect, the report said. It also appeared that Lair allegedly tried to hide the phone under his jacket.

Drunk on point

Last month, a drunk man reportedly pointed a pistol at a blackjack dealer at The Point Casino in Kingston, Washington. The suspect had an alarmingly high blood alcohol level.

The 24-year-old suspect from Bremerton, Wash., who was not identified in local press reports, reportedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.33 per mil at the casino on June 11. Sheriff’s Deputy Revealed.

After a security guard ordered that no more alcohol be served to the suspect, the security guard took the beer from the man. A dealer then alerted officials that the man needed to be cut off from drinks after he was seen slumped at a casino table.

Soon after, the man reportedly drew a 9mm gun and pointed it at the dealer. The dealer shouted, “Gun!” The dealer then hid under the table to be safe. The man put the gun in his pocket.

Initially, the suspect denied MPs that he aimed the gun. But the deputies showed the man a surveillance video. Then “he stopped talking and bowed his head,” according to a sheriff’s account of the incident.

He was charged with second-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was being held on $50,000 bail.

Later, the suspect’s blood alcohol concentration remained so high that the Kitsap County Jail refused to record him Kitsap sun, a local newspaper, reported. So a deputy drove him back to his house.


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