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October 22, 2014

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Man fatally stabbed in Las Vegas Strip hotel parking lot

18-year-old man arrested

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Tanner Rosseau

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.

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