Through the course of the investigation, detectives identified a nearby residence where Pedersen was possibly staying. Officers responded to the residence and subsequently took him into custody. Pedersen was booked into Clark County Detention Center for one count of murder with a deadly weapon.
Detectives believe that the victim was randomly targeted and had no known connection with Pedersen.
The Clark County coroner identified the woman killed as 33-year-old Nikkol Roberson of Las Vegas. She died of multiple stab wounds.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.