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Morning stabbing sends two people to hospital; suspect arrested

Updated Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 | 7:41 p.m.

Morning stabbing

Two people were sent to the hospital Wednesday morning after a stabbing at an apartment complex in the central valley.

Metro Police received a report at 8:47 a.m. from a woman claiming two men were beating her at an apartment at 1500 Karen Ave., near Maryland Parkway. Police arrived to find the female victim beaten and two men, one of whom was 19-year-old suspect Darnell Williams, suffering from stab wounds.

A preliminary police investigation indicates that two male suspects began beating the woman outside her apartment. A friend of the woman noticed the confrontation and tried to help her. He sustained stab wounds in the fight and was taken to University Medical Center for minor injuries.

Williams was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and then released to be booked at Clark County Detention Center. He was charged with burglary, battery and child abuse. Officials said the second suspect is a 15-year-old boy.

Officials urge anyone with information regarding the incident to call Metro Police Gang Crimes Bureau at (702) 828-3309, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or online at crimestopersofnv.com.

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