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January 15, 2018

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Detectives seek bike-riding suspect in fatal stabbing

Fatal stabbing

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Metro Police detectives are searching for the suspected killer of a homeless man who was seen stabbing the victim multiple times late Saturday night, then pedaling off into the night on a silver BMX-style bicycle.

Metro's preliminary investigation indicated the victim was a homeless man who was sleeping between two buildings. Police said the identity of the victim, as well as the official cause and the manner of his death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Police said they responded about 10:56 p.m. Saturday to the call about the stabbing, which took place in the 100 block of West Owens Avenue.

Officers said the victim was taken by medical personnel to the UMC Trauma Center. The victim suffered apparent multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A passer-by who called police said the suspect was seen stabbing the victim and left on the bike when confronted, officers said.

Detectives say the man is a clean-shaven, 5-foot-2-inch Hispanic male between the ages of 20 and 25 who weighs about 150 pounds.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Metro Homicide Section at 702-828-3521. To remain anonymous, informants can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555 or on the Internet at

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