Local News


No bail set for homeless camp stabbing suspect

Posted at 8:22 AM, Oct 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-20 11:22:36-04
FOURTH UPDATE: Brandon Williams was in court Tuesday after being arrested in the stabbing. No bail was set and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 3.
THIRD UPDATE: Police said Monday that suspect Brandon Williams was arrested Sunday morning on one count of open murder for the September stabbing. He was located after a short foot pursuit in the 4500 block of Fireside Lane, near Bonanza Road and Marion Drive.
SECOND UPDATE: On Oct. 15, crews were out cleaning up the site where this murder took place. Crews helped the homeless that were staying in the area gather their belongings. They were also offered services to help them get back on their feet.
UPDATE: Police have identified 34-year-old Brandon Williams as a suspect in this case. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. If you see Williams, please call LVMPD at 702-828-3521.
The City of Las Vegas is taking action in the wake of a murder at a homeless camp near Owens and Sandhill on Monday. A fence will be installed along an easy access point to keep the population out, said Jace Radke, Senior Public Information Officer.  
Investigators said the stabbing started after an argument between the victim and another man inside the camp. As of Wednesday night, authorities had not arrested the suspect.
Concerned residents  stated some inside the camp are aggressive.
"They come up into your driveways," said one woman who didn't want to be identified.  "They turned on the water and leave it on and they've threatened you when you walked across."
Radke said the fence is expected to be installed in the next week or so.  
Action News observed at least two dozen people sleeping in makeshift tents Tuesday afternoon.  
"This is a shower right here," said a woman who lived under the bridge.  
The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, stated she's worried about being forced out.  
"None of us want to be down there, believe that," she said.  "It's sad that one bad apple has to ruin the whole bunch."  
The deceased was identified as 51-year-old Michael Humphrey.
Action News is in touch with city officials and will continue to follow this developing story .