Man Arrested in Connection with Circus Circus Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man is under arrest after police say he tried to burglarize a car and shot at security guards at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino.

According to police, officers responded to the hotel just before 3 a.m. Thursday on a report that someone had fired a gun at security personnel.

When police arrived, they arrested the suspect, 22-year-old Joshua Olvera. He is being charged with three counts of attempted murder and burglary with a weapon.

Security officers were on patrol in the Circus Circus parking lot off South Industrial Road when they found the suspect trying to burglarize a car, police said. According to the guards, the suspect ran and fired several shots at them.

The guards did not shoot back. No one was hurt.


More Stories

Don't Miss

  • Community Calendar
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Connect with 8 News NOW
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Founder's Day of Caring
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Community Pride
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Politics Now
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.