A former Las Vegas retail store security guard who shot at his manager and others after she told him to stop complaining about customers was sentenced Thursday to 16 to 40 years behind bars.
The 38-year-old guard, Mohamed Mahmoud, was shot by Las Vegas police during the August 2018 incident at Ross Dress For Less, 4000 Blue Diamond Road.
He pleaded guilty in May to two counts of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon, one count of assault on a protected person with use of a deadly weapon and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.
The manager, Amanda Davis, told District Judge Jerry Wiese that she remains traumatized. But, she added, “I’m not going to be controlled by him anymore.”
Metropolitan Police Department officers received calls about an active shooter inside the store, and an officer arrived within minutes.
Mahmoud began shooting outside the store at a police vehicle. Another officer arrived and also took gunfire. He returned five shots, hitting Mahmoud once near his hip.
Mahmoud, who told the judge he had been suicidal, was the only person hurt.
“This man is a coward,” Chief Deputy District Attorney Shanon Clowers said at the sentencing. “Anybody who wants to commit suicide by cop is a coward, because cops don’t want to kill you.”