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Man arrested for fatal stabbing near Sahara and Eastern avenues

 Qais Fawad
Posted at 2:48 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 17:50:51-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A man has been arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing on Jan. 15.

It happened near East Sahara and Eastern avenues. Las Vegas police say they responded to the area around 8:12 p.m. and found an unresponsive male lying on the sidewalk. He was transported to Sunrise Hospital where he later died.


During the investigation. 36-year-old Qais Fawad was identified as a suspect. He was taken into custody by patrol officers on Jan. 20. He was booked into Clark County Detention Center on open murder and robbery charges.

The victim was identified as 54-year-old Jose Salamanca. His death was due to multiple stab wounds to his back. His death was ruled a homicide by the coroner.