Friday, May 8, 2009 | 10:59 a.m.
UDPATED STORY: Bail set for man accused in Tropicana parking lot stabbing
UPDATED STORY: Man stabbed to death in Tropicana parking lot identified
Metro Police have arrested an 18-year-old man suspected in the fatal stabbing of another man in a Las Vegas Strip hotel parking lot today.
Metro patrol officers arrived at the Tropicana Hotel parking lot about 4:12 a.m., responding to a report that a man had been stabbed there, police said.
Officers found a man lying in the north parking lot with several stab wounds, police said. The man was taken to the University Medical Center's Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Patrol officers continued to search the area and stopped a vehicle, police said. They arrested Tanner Rousseau, who will be booked for murder with use of a deadly weapon, police said.
Rousseau will be taken to the Clark County Detention Center.
The identity of the victim and the exact cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.
This investigation continues, police said. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call Metro's Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.
Tropicana Las Vegas sits on the south-east corner of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, an intersection which has the most adjacent hotel rooms in the world, also making it one of the most busy. The hotel has 1,658 rooms, three restaurants, a 62,011-square foot casino and a spa.The Tropicana's five-acre pool complex stretches throughout the center of the the hotel/casino and remains it's most recognizable feature. It features swim-up blackjack during the summer months, a swim-up bar, dining areas and a wedding chapel. The Tropicana is also home to Brad Garrett's Comedy Club. For pre-show dining, take advantage of one the casino’s dinner and a show packages or just head over to Cafe Nikki, Biscayne Steak, Sea & Wine or Bacio Pasta & Vino.