HENDERSON (KTNV) — UPDATE FEB. 25: The Clark County Coroner has identified the man as 44-year-old Kent E. Reed from Las Vegas. Reed's death was due to blunt force injuries and was ruled a homicide.
Henderson police have arrested 33-year-old Danika Cain in connection to the fatal incident on Tuesday near the M Resort that was initially reported as an attempted carjacking.
According to police, Cain was involved with a 44-year-old man who died. The couple reportedly got into an argument and the man exited the vehicle. At that time, Cain allegedly struck the man with the vehicle. Police say that Cain "fabricated" the story about an attempted carjacking.
Cain was taken into custody and booked into the Henderson Detention on one count of open murder with a deadly weapon.
The name of the man will be released by the Clark County coroner after notification has been made.
As this is an open investigation, no further details will be released at this time. Anyone who may have witnessed anything or may have been driving in the area of Las Vegas Boulevard, south of the M Casino, between 3:30 P.M. and 4:15 P.M., we ask that you please contact our investigators at 702-267-4748. This is being investigated as the fourth homicide for the City of Henderson for 2021.