Monday, July 4, 2011 | 8:02 p.m.
A man was stabbed to death early Monday while walking with friends on the Las Vegas Strip, Metro Police said.
Officers responded at 1:52 a.m. to the 3700 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard on a report that a man had been stabbed at the location. Officers arrived to find a Hispanic man suffering from multiple stab wounds.
The victim was taken to University Medical Center's trauma unit, where he was pronounced dead.
Detectives determined the man and his friends were walking southbound on Las Vegas Boulevard when they were confronted by a group of men, then members of the two groups became involved in an altercation, Metro homicide Lt. Lew Roberts said.
During the fight, one person pulled a knife and stabbed the victim several times, police said.
The suspects fled the scene southbound, but where apprehended across the street. They were taken to police headquarters for questioning and were being interviewed Monday evening.
The name of the victim will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or Metro's homicide section at 828-3521.
The incident follows a deadly June 25 stabbing that occurred after a fight over a remark about a girl.
Two groups quarreled, separated and then ran into each other again on the pedestrian walkway between the MGM Grand and New York-New York hotel-casinos. That’s when a second fight broke out, resulting in the fatal stabbing, police have said.
Andres Armando Elena, 21, of Las Vegas, died from a stab wound to the chest. Police arrested 25-year-old Victor Quijano in connection with Elena's death. Quijano, also of Las Vegas, was charged with murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder with a deadly weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon.