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July 26, 2014

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Man stabbed to death Monday on the Las Vegas Strip

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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.

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  1. By mentioning the prior event is someone dropping a hint that they might be connected?

  2. Seems like the Strip is THE place to start S&^% amongst the gangb******. NOT good for tourism or the general reputation of the Strip.

    TomD1228
    Fists? Are you kidding? At least there were no guns because these idiots can't shoot straight and innocent bystanders would be dead instead of one of their own.

    Reminds me of "West Side Story". If you want to fight - take it "under the highway".

  3. Dear Metro,

    Please crack down on people who have no business being on the strip....you know who they are....the ones who are looking for nothing but trouble. You have my full permission to knock some heads!

  4. The hispanic gangs are turning this town into little Mexico..... becoming an every day occurrence. When will the government wake up and start deporting all illegal aliens by the bus, plane and ship load back their country of origin?

  5. Mr. Melcher:
    If you think the "war on drugs" has been nothing more than a multi-trillion dollar abyssmal failure (and it clearly has and will continue to be) wait until you hear the hue and cry from "small-government-fiscal-conservatives" when they see the size and the cost of the government necessary to round up some 14 million (or is it 40 million? Sort of depends on the source)illegals and pay to ship them back to their coutries of origin.
    People who rankle at the possibility of their tax dollars being used to provide life-saving medical care to an uninsured, dying baby are going to be screaming until their heads explode when they see the price tag for mass repatriation.
    It is disingenuous (the polite word for what it REALLY is) at best to demand a service from the government, then whine incessantly about the cost, but you can bet your last dollar that is exactly what will happen if the government actually takes up your challenge.

  6. People used to come to this country and want to assimilate. They wanted to be Americans. Not any more. Now emigrants come here and keep the same traditions and cultures that they had in the old country. And there is nothing wrong with that as long as they remember that they are in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Act accordingly. Set an example for your people and the country you came from. (That goes for Americans too.)

    Being in a gang is a way of life for some people. It was all they were exposed to growing up so they don't know any other life and have not had the opportunity to experience much else. This is probably mostly due to ill parenting.

    It's too late to keep the bad ones out. It's cost prohibitive and no one can guarantee results. Eventually the uneducated and misguided will take over this country and the world. But that doesn't mean we should stand by and let them.

    New parents can lead us out of this. They could turn this country around in two generations if they started paying more attention to educating their own children instead of letting them being educated by the entertainment industry and the streets. My fear is that those in a position to change things never even read the newspaper, let alone any meaningful books.