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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man stabbed to death in apartment

Posted at 5:44 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 12:56:30-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE SEPT. 29: The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim as 63-year-old Bobbie Ray Wingate from Las Vegas. Wingate's death was due to stab wounds to the chest and it was ruled a homicide.

Las Vegas police have identified 30-year-old Christian Yates as the man who allegedly stabbed his roommate during a fight late Monday night.

Police say a man, later identified as Yates, called his mom around 9:30 p.m. and told her that he got into a fight with his roommate and his roommate was dead.

When police arrived at the scene near Twain Avenue and Boulder Highway, the department says the man had a machete and refused to come out.

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He was eventually brought into custody.

Yates is suspected by investigators of stabbing his roommate over an ongoing dispute.

He was booked to the Clark County Detention Center and charged with one count of Open Murder.

The identification of the deceased will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s office.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call police at 702-828-3521 or email homicide@lvmpd.com.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv.com.

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