News travelled around the poker community today that one of the more colorful characters of the World Series of Poker, “Elvis” Joe, a regular dealer at the WSOP for over 25 years, was shot and killed in his home.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, 30-year old Marjorie “Maggie” Fiora, an acquaintance of Joseph Levine, has been arrested for the fatal shooting.
Earlier, Levine was inside the residence while Fiora, 30, swam with two of Levine’s brothers. The three got out of the pool when Fiora, who was nude, went inside. The brothers told police they heard a gun shot a few minutes later, the police report said.
As Fiora ran away, she said, “I have to kill him,” to the brothers. One of the brothers wrestled the gun away from her as she ran, police said.
The 56-year old Levine was taken to University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the chest where he was pronounced dead.
According to LVPD, Fiora fled the scene, broke into another house, stole a dress and told two people that she was running from her boyfriend who was trying to kill her. Police apprehended her in a different backyard a short time later.
Joe was hard to miss for WSOP attendees with his Elvis Presley-like features and occasional song for the players.