The Las Vegas nightclub shooting at Drai’s after-hours nightclub located inside of Bally’s Hotel and Casino has claimed the life of a club goer who tackled the suspect.
Benjamin Frazier, 41, an ex-con with a lengthy arrest record, was involved in an altercation with personnel at Drai’s nightclub early Monday morning over the $30 cover charge.
He opened fire, injuring two security officers who remain hospitalized.
A club goer, Kenneth Brown, tackled Frazier and was shot and killed.
Brown’s mother, Norma Sattiewhite, told Fox 5 Vegas that her son was a club promoter and club comedian who was known by the stage name, KD brown.
During a televised interview she said that she will be in court to forgive her son’s murderer because of her religious beliefs.
Frazier has a troubled past with numerous arrests.
In 1997, he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon from an incident that occurred in June 1996 at a Las Vegas nightclub. According to the Las Vegas Sun, his attorneys said he completed a sentence of two years of probation, performed community service and took impulse control classes.
Online records show that Frazier was arrested in 2011 and 2012 and charged with battery and challenge to fight/disorderly conduct.
Frazier’s uncle, former Nye County District Attorney, Bob Beckett, said that Frazier is hospitalized with serious head injuries at University Medical Center.
Beckett has battled his own demons’s.
His fall from grace began in 2008 after he wrecked two vehicles in one day. He went on to rack up arrests for fraud and embezzlement and even had his license to practice law suspended.
Beckett’s behavior made national news and cast a black-eye on Nye County after the Sheriff of Nye Country had Beckett arrested.
Since Beckett was the then District Attorney, he refused to charge himself and instead had the deputy who arrested him arrested.
One of his drunk driving arrests occurred because of a phone call from former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss who reported a suspicious vehicle near her home.
He was able to secure some type of favorable plea deal, not commonly available to the average citizen, that wiped the slate clean if he successfully completed an alcohol counseling program.
Beckett was surprised at his nephew’s involvement and that the last he heard Frazier ” was piecing his life back together”.
Frazier was booked in absentia into Clark County Detention Center on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder for the Las Vegas nightclub shooting.