Transcript for Bellagio suspect allegedly robbed cashier and fired at officer: Police
New surveillance images have just been released. The armed suspect demanded money from the poker cage at the belliago and then a gunfire erupts as he tries to escape. Here's ABC's Clayton Sandell. Reporter: Tonight, a violence Las Vegas casino shootout seen from surveillance cameras. Police say it started Friday night. The suspect, Michael Cohen, armed with a gun, demanding money from a belliago cashier. Cohen robbed the casino cage at gunpoint. Cohen fled with cash and casino chips he stole from the cage and exited through the north doors into the valet area. Reporter: At Cohen was running out of the casino, so was his luck. He tries carjacking a driver but is spotted by these officers already there on another call. As they confront him, he opens fire, hitting one officer. Police return fire. Cohen is hit and dies at a hospital. We're going to transport an officer. Reporter: That officer shot in the chest but saved by his bulletproof vest. Police also saying tonight they believe Cohen is same suspect who robbed the same casino back in 2017. That crime unsolved until now. Clayton Sandell with us Clayton, thank you.
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