LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A man facing over 70 felony charges in connection with a December 31, 2023 shooting incident on the Las Vegas Strip has been ruled mentally incompetent to proceed to trial.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Jon Letzkus, 45, checked into the MGM Signature with a dog on December 30, 2023. The suspect reportedly fired over 70 shots there just before 6 a.m. on December 31, 2023.

MGM surveillance located a man matching his appearance in a pizzeria. Officers moved in and Letzkus was arrested without incident. His bail was set at $500,000.

45-year-old Jon Roger Letzkus will face a judge for the first time Wednesday afternoon.

On January 17, Judge Melissa Saragosa granted a motion for Letzkus to be evaluated for competency.

Minutes from a February 9 hearing in Clark County District Court revealed that the defendant was found incompetent to proceed to trial. Two doctors ruled as such, and the court noted that he is “not capable of understanding the charges against him/her and is unable to assist counsel in his/her defense.”

Due to that ruling, Letzkus was remanded to the custody of the Administrator of the Division of Mental Health Development Services for the Department of Human Resources for detention and treatment at a secure facility.

Court documents said that “once competency has been established, Defendant will be returned to this court for findings and referred back to the originating department for further proceedings.”


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