UPDATE: Security guard shoots, kills man during fight at Adult World

LAS VEGAS - A security guard opened fire, killing a man during a fight at an adult entertainment store.

The incident happened just before 7 p.m. at Adult World on S. Valley View Boulevard near Desert Inn Road.

The security guard suffered serious injuries in the struggle before pulling out his weapon and shooting the man, according to Lt. Dan McGrath, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. 

According to investigators, the man, identified as Starsky Tautave, 31, from Hawaii took an Uber to the business.

The security guard instantly recognized him as a person they've thrown out off the store on several occasions, police said. 

When asked to leave, a fight broke out between Tautave and the security guard.

The security guard suffered an injury to his head and a broken nose before resorting to deadly force, police said. 

"It's unfortunate that someone lost their life but based on what we have right now, the person who was being beaten and was working as a security guard does appear that he was, you know, protecting his own life," Lt McGrath said. 

Tautave died at University Medical Center from a gunshot would to the chest. 

Police are interviewing witnesses inside the store, the Uber driver, and store employees. 

They also plan to view the surveillance video from inside Adult World. 

The security guard does not face any charges at this time, according to police. 


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