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One person arrested after fatal stabbing in northeast Las Vegas

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jul 25, 2022

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Police say a suspect is in custody after a deadly stabbing on Monday morning in northeast Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to the 3500 block of Full Sail Drive, near Las Vegas Boulevard and Walnut Road, just after 9 a.m.

UPDATE: Police say suspect, victim argued over rent money before fatal stabbing in northeast Las Vegas

Lt. Jason Johansson said the victim, a man whom Johansson described as "near" 20 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim's neighbor called 911 after finding the man in the middle of the street with "multiple" stab wounds, and homicide detectives were soon dispatched to the scene.

Based on a preliminary investigation, detectives' working theory is that the victim was in a fight with the suspect at a nearby residence when the stabbing occurred, Johansson said.

A suspect was apprehended a short distance away from the crime scene on Gowan Road, east of Pecos Road. Detectives were working to confirm an association between the victim and the man they detained, Johansson said.

Neither the victim nor the suspect were immediately identified by police.

Johansson stressed it was too early to say what the two men were fighting over, but further investigation would determine that.