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September 22, 2017

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Report details erratic behavior of suspect in eastside stabbing spree


courtesy of metro police

Brandon McIver

It wasn’t a typical call that went out over the Food 4 Less PA system.

A suspicious man had been spotted in the meat department, knocking items off shelves and trying to devour raw meat.

When an employee went to check out the bizarre scene, he found a man lying on the floor, screaming. A knife was next to him.

It was the blade authorities believe Brandon McIver, 21, had just used in a double stabbing that left one man dead.

A Metro Police arrest report released today gives more details about the events surrounding Monday's attacks:

Calls started pouring in around 3:30 p.m. about a man being stabbed in his pickup while stopped at an intersection.

Metro dispatched officers to Nellis Boulevard and Sahara Avenue, where they found stabbing victim Ambrosio Trujillo-Martinez, 60, who was transported to Sunrise Hospital for wounds to his chest and arm.

Trujillo-Martinez had just been to a nearby Circle K with his wife, who was in the 2007 white Ford pickup with her husband when the attack occurred. She was uninjured.

Trujillo-Martinez died at the hospital.

After the stabbing, the suspect wandered toward nearby businesses, screaming obscenities along the way, according to one witness.

McIver ended up in a nearby Food 4 Less, where an employee was able to snag the knife of the suspect before he headed to a nearby Starbucks, where he was apprehended.

McIver was combative and at one point he told officers he was on the drug “molly,” often called ecstasy.

Officers found a second victim at Winterwood Pavilion, a shopping complex on Nellis near Sahara.

Adan Brieno-Hinojosa had thought the man approaching him in his car needed money — until he saw the knife.

Brieno-Hinojosa, 33, was transported to Sunrise Hospital, where he received eight stitches for cuts on the hand he used to shield himself.

McIver is to be arraigned Thursday in Las Vegas Township Justice Court.

He remains in Clark County Detention Center and is charged with first-degree murder, battery with use of a deadly weapon, and burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon, according to court records.

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