UPDATE: The victim was identified as Dominique Lucas, 30, with the cause of death being multiple sharp force injuries. Lucas died at Sunrise Hospital.
A joint statement released from the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and Keolis, a transit operator working with the RTC, Monday said, “We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the individual who lost his life yesterday. The RTC and transit operator Keolis are outraged at this senseless act of violence and do not condone violence of any kind on our transit system. As Southern Nevada’s transit authority, the RTC’s top priority is to keep our community moving safely and efficiently. The RTC and Keolis will continue to work closely with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department during its investigation.”
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 59-year-old man is facing a murder charge for allegedly stabbing another man to death after getting into an argument on an RTC bus, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan police.
The stabbing was reported Sunday at 4:52 p.m. and occurred on a bus traveling northbound on Paradise Road, police said.
Aaron Cole was taken into custody at the scene and is facing a charge of open murder with a deadly weapon. Prior to the stabbing, police said, the two men were verbally arguing with each other inside the bus and Cole pulled out a knife and began stabbing the victim.
Police said that the victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s office.
Cole was booked into the Clark County Detention Center. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court Monday, Feb. 27.
Anyone with any information about this incident is urged 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 by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the
internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.