LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police are looking for a suspect following a stabbing and deadly shooting in the eastern valley. The stabbing happened at Sin City Barber Shop near the intersection of Desert Inn and Sandhill Roads, and the deadly shooting happened about a half mile north on Sandhill.
Police were in route to the stabbing when they received the shots fired call. Following preliminary investigation, police do believe the incidents are related.
The incidents began with a fight during a Super Bowl party at the barbershop around 6:30 p.m., which led to the stabbing. Police believe the victim from the shooting was involved in the fight at the barbershop, which escalated.
The man who was stabbed was transported to the hospital by a customer and suffered non-life threatening injuries. The stabbing suspect then reportedly left and headed northbound on Sandhill Road.
While officer were on their way to the stabbing scene, they received reports of a shooting about half a mile away from the barbershop. Metro says they located a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced him dead at the scene.
Officials believe that when the suspect fled from the barbershop, he was followed by an unknown person who shot and killed him.
The identity of the stabbing suspect, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
There were a lot of people at the party when the stabbing took place. If you have any information about what happened in either of these incidents, call Metro police 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers, at 702-385-5555.