UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner’s office has identified the man killed as Terry Ruth Shrubs, 49.
The cause of death was listed as a stab wound to the back.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police are investigating a stabbing at a park west of the Las Vegas Strip that left one man dead and a dog injured.
The homicide was reported at Charlie Frias Park at Decatur Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Friday, according to officials from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Metro police were initially dispatched to the park’s tennis courts following the stabbing.
When officers arrived, they were directed by several people that witnessed the stabbing to the suspect nearby.
Officers were then able to take a suspect, later identified as 50-year-old Rochlon Hamilton, into custody without incident.
The victim was also identified as a man in his 40s or 50s and was located at the scene but died shortly after.
Police believe the victim and the suspect became involved in a verbal altercation.
The suspect then stabbed the victim, police said. After the stabbing, a witness nearby had a pet dog with them at which point the dog became aggressive with the suspect.
The pet dog was then stabbed by the suspect and later taken to the Animal Foundation where he was being treated and was expected to survive, police said.
Police believe the suspect and witness were both unhoused.
Those with information on the incident are asked to call Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 702-385-5555.