VIDEO: Las Vegas Officer Takes Down Shooter With 50-Yard Shot

Ross Dress for Less employee Mohamed Mahmoud opened fire at his workplace on Aug. 11.

Las Vegas, NV – Police have released 911 and bodycam recordings of a gunfight with a retail store loss prevention greeter who was upset about a customer leaving a shopping cart by the business’s front doors.

The incident occurred at the Ross Dress for Less store on Blue Diamond Road just after 4 p.m. on Aug. 11, while 37-year-old Mohamed Mahmoud was working as a loss prevention greeter for the business, KVVU reported.

According to the store’s policy, customers are not allowed to remove shopping carts from inside the store, KTNV reported.

So, when another employee sent him a walkie-talkie message letting him know that a customer with a large purchase would be leaving her cart by the front door in order to get her vehicle, Mahmoud became upset.

The loss prevention greeter asked about the policy violation over the radio, at which point a store manager told him, over the store’s radio system, to stop complaining, KVVU reported.

In what Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Assistant Sheriff Charles Hank described in a Tuesday press conference as a “case of isolated workplace violence,” Mahmoud stormed towards the supervisor at the checkout area and began yelling at her as he slammed his hand on the register, KTNV reported.

After he admonished his supervisor for disrespecting him, she instructed him to go wait for her in the employee break room so they could discuss the issue out of the presence of nearby customers.

When another supervisor attempted to intervene in the verbal altercation, Mahmoud also “became irate" with him, KTNV reported.

“I will kill you both,” Mahmoud allegedly vowed, throwing his vest on the floor and pointing his finger at each of his supervisors.

He then walked out of the building and went to his vehicle, where he retrieved his handgun, KVVU reported.

Mahmoud fired a round into the air in the busy parking lot before he re-entered the store, which was packed with back-to-school shoppers.

Once inside, he fired a round into the ceiling, then began hunting down the female manager, eventually firing a total of five bullets at her as she ran from him throughout the store.

The 911 center received a flood of calls regarding the active shooter situation, and police responded to the scene in droves.

Just three minutes after the first call was received, the first officer arrived at the store to find Mahmoud walking out.

Mahmoud fired multiple rounds at the officer, and opened fire on a second officer, 47-year-old Officer Byron Bunitsky, when he arrived two minutes later.

Bodycam footage showed Officer Bunitsky as he took cover behind a palm tree approximately 50 yards away from the gunman.

A moment later, the 19-year veteran of the force expertly fired five rounds, striking the suspect once in his hip, KVVU reported

Mahmoud collapsed onto the pavement, where an off-duty Nye County Sheriff’s deputy and two off-duty Las Vegas Metro police officers helped take him into custody.

The gunman was transported to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition following surgery, Sheriff Hank said.

According to the sheriff, Mahmoud had no criminal history, and appeared to have “snapped” during the incident.

“The suspect in this event showed absolutely no regard for the safety of anyone in the area,” he said.

He has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm in an occupied structure, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a protected person, and five counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon.

Investigators determined that Mahmoud fired a total of 16 rounds from his 9mm handgun during the attack.

Sheriff Hank commended Officer Bunitsky for his actions during the chaotic encounter.

"I believe our officer involved in the shooting acted courageously and with impressive accuracy based on the distance of the shots fired,” the sheriff said.

No one but Mahmoud was injured during the incident, police said.

You can watch Officer Bunitsky's gunfight with the shooter below:

Comments (31)
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ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

I'm thinking Mahmoud needs a few lessons on how to be a good employee here in the US.

angeljako
angeljako

Good shot, wouldv'e been perfect if it was a head shot. The scumbag's actions was nothing short of what a terrorist would do.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Hell with a head shot......a nut shot would have been better ;)

willhunt22
willhunt22

If he gets anything less than life with no parole, it's a bunch of shit. Worthless asshole!

Righton17
Righton17

Well, the name kinda makes me think hmmm, but then one must not jump to conclusions. However, I must say that I sure enjoy watching justice being dispensed on individuals like this. Just makes my day.

JBo
JBo

They're serious about those shopping carts...

yrsued
yrsued

Front Sight, Press... Repeat as necessary...

Monkeh
Monkeh

Fantastic shooting. Great job!

angeleyes
angeleyes

Sorry, but five shots, hit criminal once? I counted six shots. Great shot with one of the bullets though. Glad our LEOs weren't hurt. Crazy the things that can build up and make someone snap out of nowhere. Well, he'll be gone for awhile. Stay strong and stay safe.

ebran98
ebran98

Hell, I'll say it. The camel humper got pissed that a woman told him to do something. Remember, a woman is worth 1/4th of a man and is considered property.

Dangerdoug
Dangerdoug

I reckon he is not on paid administrative leave from Ross.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Great shot! Most cops of today couldn't hit the inside of a barn at 50 yards! WE routinely had to shoot at steel gongs in training at that range. All the youngsters couldn't even come close to hitting them. With my old Beretta 92 against their whiz-bang Glocks and Sigs I could ring the gong every time. That's why folks they need those 15 of 17 round magazines.... I could have done it with my old .357 revolver just as easy.

JAMSR
JAMSR

Another CRAZED mus slime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GHarvey
GHarvey

Nice, but only one out of 5 shots hit the target?

Stay safe guys and gals, but practice, practice, practice...

hampshire
hampshire

Heat got to him, snapped 🙀. Not adjusting culturally for sure

RPG156
RPG156

Amazingly no one else was injured. Somehow, I imagine that Ross will try to take responsibility and pay him a settlement after he sues them and LVMPD for doing his job.

Got A Warrant
Got A Warrant

Two thoughts - 1. good case for issuing patrol rifles. 2. where did the other four rounds wind up? Bonus thought - good shot officer. wondering if it was confidence in skills or cowboy bravery that got lucky.

Branoli
Branoli

Apparently, as a muslime, he didn't like being told what to do by a female. Glad he was the only one who was shot. Maybe Ross Dress for Less should be a little more careful who they hire in the future.