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Two security guards killed inside Arizona Charlie's identified; suspect has died

LaTosha White and Phillip Archuleta have been identified as the two security guards killed by a gunman at Arizona Charlie's on Saturday. (Photos provided)

Friends of two security guards killed at an Arizona Charlie's this past weekend are remembering them. The coroner identifies 50-year-old LaTosha White and 28-year-old Phillip Archuleta as the murder victims. Police say the two died after a gunman fired at them inside a hotel room.

Maggie Alfaro was a close friend of Archuleta.

"He was just super nice," said Alfaro. "Why him?"

It's the question friends of 28-year-old Archuleta are asking. Archuleta is one of two security guards who was shot and killed at Arizona Charlie's Saturday morning. Alfaro remembers learning of his murder that day.

"I didn't believe it. I didn't want to believe it. It just took me a few hours to sink in. I was hoping it was a bad dream," said Alfaro.

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says it all started after a woman called hotel security and told them two men kicked her out of her room. Archuleta and 50-year-old White responded and officers tell us when they entered the room, 29-year-old Christian Olague shot White in the chest. Archuleta was shot in the head.

Sabrina Cepeda says a beautiful life was taken away.

"His sense of humor. How every little joke -- even though if he wasn't trying to be funny. He always be funny," said Cepeda.

Detectives say after the shooting, the gunman tried carjacking and entering people's homes near Arizona Charlie’s. As officers got closer to Olague, police say he shot himself in the head. On Tuesday afternoon, the Clark County Coroner confirmed that Olague died on Sunday.

Alfaro tells us this gives her no peace knowing her friend leaves behind two children.

"He was happy. He was talking about his little boy and his family. He wanted to do better for them," said Alfaro.

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