CRIME

Bus passenger opens fire on security guard, who fatally shoots man on Las Vegas Strip

  • Las Vegas police investigate the scene of a shooting involving a Regional Transportation Commission security officer and man, pronounced dead at the scene, who was asked to get off of an RTC bus because of a disturbance, outside of the Paris hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The man pulled out a handgun and shot multiple times at the security officer, who responded by firing back and killing the man. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Chase Stevens)

    Las Vegas police investigate the scene of a shooting involving a Regional Transportation Commission security officer and man, pronounced dead at the scene, who was asked to get off of an RTC bus because of a disturbance, outside of the Paris hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The man pulled out a handgun and shot multiple times at the security officer, who responded by firing back and killing the man. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Chase Stevens)  (The Associated Press)

  • An employee of Logistical Solutions, right, cleans up the scene as Las Vegas police investigate a shooting involving a Regional Transportation Commission security officer and man, pronounced dead at the scene, who was asked to get off of an RTC bus because of a disturbance, outside of the Paris hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The man pulled out a handgun and shot multiple times at the security officer, who responded by firing back and killing the man. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Chase Stevens)

    An employee of Logistical Solutions, right, cleans up the scene as Las Vegas police investigate a shooting involving a Regional Transportation Commission security officer and man, pronounced dead at the scene, who was asked to get off of an RTC bus because of a disturbance, outside of the Paris hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The man pulled out a handgun and shot multiple times at the security officer, who responded by firing back and killing the man. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Chase Stevens)  (The Associated Press)

  • Las Vegas police investigate the scene of a shooting involving a Regional Transportation Commission security officer and man, pronounced dead at the scene, who was asked to get off of an RTC bus because of a disturbance, outside of the Paris hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The man pulled out a handgun and shot multiple times at the security officer, who responded by firing back and killing the man. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Chase Stevens)

    Las Vegas police investigate the scene of a shooting involving a Regional Transportation Commission security officer and man, pronounced dead at the scene, who was asked to get off of an RTC bus because of a disturbance, outside of the Paris hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The man pulled out a handgun and shot multiple times at the security officer, who responded by firing back and killing the man. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Chase Stevens)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a wounded security guard shot back and killed a public transit passenger who opened fire when he was kicked off a bus on the Las Vegas Strip.

Police say the shooting happened a little before 2 a.m. Monday in the heart of the tourist district. Part of the Strip has been closed to traffic.

Investigators say a security officer contracted by the Regional Transportation Commission told a passenger to get off the bus because of a disturbance.

Police say the man then pulled a handgun and shot the security officer multiple times.

The officer fired back, fatally wounding the suspect.

The guard was taken to a hospital. Lt. Dennis O'Brien says the guard is in stable condition with injuries that are not life-threatening.