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July 2, 2015

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Security guard dies after downtown fight; suspect surrenders

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Blake Valbracht

A security guard died early Friday morning after a fight with another man in downtown Las Vegas.

Metro Police responded to the incident about 2 a.m. in the 800 block of Bridger Avenue, near Las Vegas Boulevard. The male security guard and another male had been fighting when the guard fell to the ground and became unresponsive, Metro Police officials said.

The security guard was transported to Valley Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The suspect, who was identified as 29-year-old Blake Valbracht, surrendered to officers.

Valbrecht was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count of second-degree murder.

Metro Police is investigating the incident and urges anyone with information to contact Metro Homicide at 828-3521, or Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or online at

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  1. Certainly a big difference between the way Las Vegas Police carry out an arrest for second degree murder and the police in Sanford, Florida.

  2. I truly wish you wouldn't politicize the death of a very good man.

    JJ was dedicated to his job, his building and the tenants who lived here, he will be missed.

  3. @777s.....You've cracked the case.

  4. So if you're fighting with someone and they fall down and die that constitutes murder? There must be more to the story than that, was the other guy commiting a crime for the gaurd to engage in a fight with him ?.