CRIME
07/26/2016 01:04 pm ET Updated Jul 26, 2016

Gunman's Attempt To Rob Pokemon Go Players Ends In A Shootout

A gamer was also wounded in the gunfight in a Las Vegas park, police say.

A man attempting to rob a group of Pokemon Go players was instead shot by a player who was packing more than just Poke Balls, police say.

The attack inside a Las Vegas park Monday sparked a 4 a.m. gun battle between the would-be robber and gamer, The Las Vegas Sun reported.

The armed suspect and a Pokemon player were hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries after the shootout ended, Metropolitan Police said.

Suspected gunman Elvis Campos, 18, was later arrested on charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

Elvis Campos, 18, faces multiple charges after police say he tried to rob Pokemon Go players at gunpoint Monday.
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Elvis Campos, 18, faces multiple charges after police say he tried to rob Pokemon Go players at gunpoint Monday.

A second juvenile suspect, who was allegedly driving Campos’ getaway vehicle, was also arrested. The individual has not been identified because of age, police said.

The armed gamer, who police have not identified, had a concealed carry license, a police spokeswoman told The Huffington Post. 

Gary Reese Freedom Park, where the incident occurred, is about two miles northeast of downtown and appears to be a popular site for Pokemon Go players.

Users report on a “Pokemon Go Las Vegas” Facebook page that it’s a great spot for finding magikarps, or fish Pokemon.

The Huffington Post has reached out to the Metropolitan Police for comment.

This story has been updated to include news of Elvis Campos’ arrest.

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