UPDATED: $50K reward offered for information on Las Vegas homicide suspect

Capt. Robert Plummer, of The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, announces a $50,000 reward for information on the location of murder suspect Anthony Wrobel, 42, at a news conference in Las Vegas Tuesday, April 17 | Photo courtesy of Capt. Robert Plummer, of The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A suspect wanted for a deadly shooting at a Las Vegas park Sunday night is still at large, and police believe he is armed and dangerous.

A wanted poster with a reward includes pictures of Anthony Wrobel, 42, escaping from an alleged shooting that left one dead and another injured. Wrobel is still at large | Poster courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department | St. George News

Anthony Wrobel, 42, allegedly killed a woman and critically injured a man at a company picnic for staff of The Venetian, a resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Police say Wrobel walked up to a table at the picnic and fired a gun, striking an executive and an employee of The Venetian at Sunset Park in Las Vegas Sunday evening.

Detectives are seeking assistance in locating Wrobel, who is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 197 pounds.


Update April 18, 5:15 p.m. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced a $50,000 reward from Las Vegas Sands Corporation for information on Wrobel’s location. Mia Banks, vice president of casino operations for The Venetian, was also identified as the victim killed in the shooting.


The Mesquite Police Department retweeted the following request for public help in finding Wrobel from Las Vegas Police:

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Lt. Ray Spencer, of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said Wrobel is also an employee at The Venetian. His vehicle has since been located at McCarran International Airport.

Las Vegas police called the shooting a targeted act of workplace violence. A motive for the shooting is unclear at this time, but Capt. Robert Plummer, of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said in a news conference Tuesday that it was not a random act of violence and he believes Wrobel was a disgruntled employee.

Banks was in her 50s when she was killed. Hector Rodriguez, executive director of table games, is in his 50s and is being treated for critical wounds at a local hospital.

In a statement, officials from the Las Vegas Sands Corporation said Banks was one of the “founding members” of the hotel and resort management company.

“Our hearts are with both families and everyone who has been affected by this senseless act of violence,” the statement from Las Vegas Sands Corporation reads.

If you have any information on Wrobel’s location, call the Las Vegas Police Department at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers of Nevada at 702-385-5555.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings. Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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