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September 30, 2014

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Carjacking suspect sought in stabbing of motorist

Metro Police are searching for a man suspected of stabbing a motorist amid a carjacking attempt on Saturday.

Police describe the suspect as a 20- to 25-year-old Hispanic man, who is 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 and weighs 170 to 180 pounds. He has a bald head and a tattoo on his upper left arm.

The man is suspected of attempting to rob a driver and passenger and steal their car as they were leaving the parking lot of a business in the 3700 block of Lake Mead Boulevard, near Pecos Road, police said. The victim drove away with the suspect hanging on the driver’s door, before crashing into a power pole, police said.

Police found the driver, suffering from a stab wound, and a passenger near Lake Mead Boulevard and Walnut Road. The driver was transported to University Medical Center; the passenger was uninjured.

Police urge anyone with information regarding the incident to call Metro Police Violent Crimes at 828-5634, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com.

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  1. "The victim drove away with the suspect hanging on the driver's door..." Since the victim was obviously in fear for his life (after being stabbed, imagine that) and the criminal was continuing to attempt to kill him, a simple shot to the face would likely have prevented three things:
    1. The imminent threat of death to the victim.
    2. The car crashing into a pole.
    3. The need to waste Metro's time trying to find the victim.

  2. Note: "victim" in #3 above was the wrong word. "Dangerous criminal" is the term that should be inserted, or "Scumbag" would work as well.

  3. there have been psychological studies done on the choice of weapon one uses when committing an assault. Generally guns are cleaner and require less work. People who use knives to commit assault tend to more wacked in the head. blood, suffering, pain, bones dont bother or affect the knife attacker as much.