Men involved in Sam’s Town shooting had bad history, report says

Updated August 7, 2017 - 4:32 pm

An eastern valley casino shooting that injured two people stemmed from past issues, Metropolitan Police Department documents show.

A police report said Michael Gomez-Amaro, 30, shot a man in the leg and grazed a woman on her foot about 12:40 a.m. July 24 while attending a Cuban concert at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway.

The man who was shot in the leg, Manuel Enriquez-Abelle, was approaching his ex-girlfriend in a VIP area of the concert to say hello, the arrest report said. As Enriquez-Abelle walked into the VIP area, surveillance video showed Gomez-Amaro approach him and shoot once, it said.

Enriquez-Abelle said he did not know Gomez-Amaro was at the concert and that he did nothing to provoke the attack, the report said.

A bullet grazed the foot of Michely Martinez, who was also in the VIP area but not involved with either man, the report said. Enriquez-Abelle and Martinez were treated at the scene.

Enriquez-Abelle said he had issues with Gomez-Amaro in the past, one involving his ex-girlfriend’s daughter, who had dated Gomez-Amaro, the report said. The last time they were in a fight, Gomez-Amaro told Enriquez-Abelle that if he saw him again, he would shoot him, it said.

Gomez-Amaro was booked into Clark County Detention Center on Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm and possession of a firearm by prohibited person, according to the report.

Gomez-Amaro was convicted in 2015 of forgery and battery with substantial bodily harm, court records show.

Contact Isabelle Delgado at or 702-383-0381. Follow @izzydd_ on Twitter.

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