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Casino Brawl: Man Who Fired Shots in Parking Lot Identified, Still on Run

By    |   Monday, 06 Apr 2015 01:42 PM

A casino brawl suspect, who police say fired shots outside the Queens establishment late Friday, has been identified as Jaquan Roberts, though authorities have yet to apprehend the 22-year-old.

Several fights broke out at Resorts World Casino Friday when an estimated 300 people jammed into the venue's food court for the opening of a Fat Tuesdays bar, WABC reported. The casino reportedly sustained several thousands of dollars in damage from the brawl, which started around 11 p.m.

"The safety of our patrons is Resorts World's top priority, and there is absolutely no room for this kind of behavior at our facility," the casino said in a statement. "We are reviewing all aspects of this unfortunate event and are fully committed to taking steps to ensure similar acts do not take place ever again."

Roberts is wanted for firing shots in the parking lot outside of Resorts World, according to WABC. There were no reports of injuries from the gunshots.

New York police officers arrived on the scene as dozens of people threw punches and hurled chairs. Three men were arrested.

Andre Rivers, 23, of Brooklyn, was arrested on two counts of disorderly conduct and outstanding warrants while Jovan Bovell, 23, of South Ozone Park, was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, WABC noted.

An unidentified 30-year-old was also charged with disorderly conduct.

The New York Daily News reported that the brawl was not the first incident in which the casino and its patrons made headlines since opening in October 2011. In early 2012, a thief walked away with $63,000 after leaving a teller a note.

In November, an alleged robber followed an 88-year-old woman from the casino to her home 10 miles away and swiped $1,000 in prize money. In February, a grandmother was arrested for locking her 5-year-old granddaughter in her car while she played slots in the casino, the Daily News reported.

Some tried to make light of the casino brawl on social media.





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