Report: Stabbing victim called 9-1-1 as suspect entered apartment

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A man accused of stabbing two women in a Summerlin apartment complex over the weekend says he remembers nothing prior to be taken into custody, according to his arrest report.

One of the women died and the other is in critical condition.

Metro Police arrested 54-year-old Stephan Williams on Saturday afternoon, March 9. He’s suspected of breaking into a second-floor apartment in the 8600 block of Scholar Lane, near Rampart and Lake Mead boulevards. 

The woman, left injured by the stabbing, called 9-1-1 to report a burglary at her apartment. 

According to the arrest report, during the call with 9-1-1, she went silent and was heard breathing heavy. A male voice could be heard in the background.

When police arrived at the scene, they saw Williams, who had blood on his hands and shirt, in the apartment. He surrendered to police, the report said.

Inside, police found a woman suffering from stab wounds, bruising to her chest and a collapsed lung. She was transported to the hospital.

Police later learned that Williams lived in the unit directly below the injured victim’s apartment with another tenant. 

According to police, a welfare check was conducted and officers found William’s 77-year-old roommate, Elenor Swenson, lying on the floor dead from apparent stab wounds. 

Williams is being held at Clark County Detention Center and facing charges of murder, home invasion and battery.

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