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Man died after stabbing in east Las Vegas parking lot near church


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a knife attack in east Las Vegas that left one person dead Saturday.

KTNV was informed by the police that this assault took place in a parking lot near the church at Pecos Road and Osage Avenue.

Metro police said around 4 a.m. police received a call from a 20-year-old Hispanic man who had been dropped off at North Vista Hospital with a stab wound to the chest.

He died about thirty minutes later.

North Las Vegas Police Homicide Detectives responded to the hospital and began their investigation.

They quickly realized the scene was under the jurisdiction of LVMPD and contacted them.

After speaking to some who dropped the man off at the hospital, Metro investigators then drove to the scene to begin searching for clues.

“We are currently looking for cameras, videos,” LVMPD Lt. Robert Price said. “We don’t have much to do.”

Metro police say the stabbings likely took place following some sort of altercation. Officers are still looking for the suspect.

However, police stress there is no threat to the public as investigators believe it was an isolated incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged by police to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521 or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.