UPDATE: Suspect arrested in connection with deadly stabbing near Sahara, Eastern

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UPDATE 1/27/21: Metro Police have made an arrest in a murder investigation from earlier this month.

36-year-old Qais Fawad was taken into custody on January 20 after he was stopped by police in the 3600 block of Maryland Parkway, near Twain Avenue.

Qais Fawad mugshot

Fawad is facing charges for open murder and robbery.

The identity of the victim has yet to be released.

***ORIGINAL STORY***

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are investigating after a man was stabbed to death Friday night. It happened near the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Eastern Avenue just after 8 p.m.

Police responded to the scene and found a man unresponsive on the ground suffering from a stab wound. That man was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Following an investigation, police found that the victim had been seen near a bus stop prior to the stabbing.

Detectives have not yet identified a suspect or motive.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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