UPDATE: Officials from LVMPD have identified the suspect in Wednesday’s deadly stabbing at Janelle Hammell, 23. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of open murder with a deadly weapon.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section is investigating a stabbing that left a man dead on Wednesday morning.
According to police, on Wednesday, April 5 at around 8:58 a.m., officers with LVMPD were called to the intersection of Katie Avenue and Maryland Parkway after reports of a man laying on the sidewalk who appeared to be unconscious.
Arriving officers found the man on the sidewalk and noticed that he had “multiple stab wounds.”
Medical personnel pronounced him dead on the scene.
A suspect was taken into custody at around 10 a.m., according to Lieutenant Jason Johansson of the Las Vegas Homicide Department.
Lieutenant Johansson said in a media briefing that at this time it is unknown what lead to the stabbing.
One person was pronounced dead and the LVMPD Homicide Section has taken over the investigation.
According to Lieutenant Johansson, police recovered a weapon on the scene, which they believe was the weapon used.
At the time of publication, Katie Avenue is shut down at Maryland Parkway going west.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521 or by email at email@example.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or on their website.