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Police arrest August fatal stabbing suspect

Posted at 5:04 PM, Nov 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-21 20:04:38-05

Police have arrested a man suspected in a fatal stabbing in August.

32-year-old Sergey Mkhitaryan was arrested on Nov. 19 in Panama, with the assistance of several fugitive task forces and federal agencies. An arrest warrant for murder with a deadly weapon was issued. He was transported to Los Angeles and is awaiting extradition to Las Vegas.

57-year-old Avetis Shilgevorkyan died in the Aug. 20 stabbing at a business in the 6600 block of West Flamingo Road, near Torrey Pines Drive.  

The initial investigation indicated the victim was in a physical altercation with an individual known to him. After the fight was broken up, the suspect left the scene but returned moments later. The victim and suspect got into a second altercation when the victim was stabbed multiple times.