LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man accused of firing a gun at the head of a Thunder From Down Under performer during a backstage robbery attempt on the Las Vegas Strip has been identified as a 24-year-old Las Vegas man with a history of minor scrapes with the law.
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Joey Kadmiri was arrested late Tuesday at the Excalibur hotel-casino. He was booked into the Clark County jail as "John Doe" until police said Thursday that they figured out his identity.
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Witnesses told police Kadmiri was wearing costume clothing and trying to take a suitcase with show props and clothes when he ended up in a behind-the-scenes fight with members of the Australia-based men's dance revue.
Kadmiri is due for a court appearance Friday on felony attempted murder, armed robbery, burglary and weapon charges