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August 28, 2014

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Police: Arrests expected in overnight slaying on Las Vegas Strip

Metro Police were expected to make arrests today in connection with a stabbing death that occurred early this morning during a fight on a walkway over the Las Vegas Strip.

Homicide detectives were interviewing two suspects this morning in connection with the stabbing death of one man and the injury of another man who underwent surgery this morning for his wounds, according to Metro Police Homicide Lt. Lew Roberts.

Roberts said police were called about 4:15 a.m. about a fight involving several people that was taking place on the walkway between the MGM Grand and New York-New York.

As officers arrived on the scene, they discovered two Latin male adults on the walkway suffering from multiple stab wounds, Roberts said.

Both victims were transported to UMC Trauma, where one of them was pronounced dead, Roberts said.

The second victim was taken into surgery and is expected to survive his wounds, Roberts said.

Officers were able to capture two suspects who were near the stabbings and took them into custody without incident, he said.

As of this morning, both suspects were being interviewed by homicide detectives and arrests are expected to be forthcoming, Roberts said.

The identify of the victim was being withheld pending notification of next of kin and an autopsy by the Clark County Coroner’s Office, he said.

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  1. 'They just came here for the jobs'

  2. The Strip was so elegant and civilized in the 50's.

    I miss the old days, and am barely interested in coming there anymore.

    The club scene, the violence, it hardly seems worth it.

    If it wasn't for hotel spa facilities and some food options on minimum convention type weekdays, I doubt if I would come at all.

  3. With thousands of soon to be drunken revelers arriving every day in Vegas, I'm surprised we don't see a lot more of these kind of stories.

    I think Metro and casino security does a commendable job keeping the Strip, for the most part, safe.

    The sheer volume of booze soaked vacationers removed from the responsibilities of their home lives should probably lead to more potentially violent situations.

    Of course, the casinos are brilliant in suppressing stories that put violence into public knowledge, so there are many things that go unreported. Still, I don't think Vegas is a dangerous place, per se.

  4. "The club scene, the violence, it hardly seems worth it."

    Putting these two in one sentence hardly makes sense. You may not like the club scene, but that's a matter of taste. I doubt many of the tens of thousand of those lined up on weekend nights to be a part of one of the world's largest and most elaborate nightclub scenes give any thought to the Las Vegas of the 1950s - especially since most of their parents were born in the 1960s.

    As for the purported violence, given the number of annual visitors, Las Vegas is relatively safe. I doubt the uptick in violent crimes per capita in Las Vegas between 1950-2011 is any more significant than that of any other American city.