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July 16, 2019

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Man arrested in fatal stabbing at North Las Vegas house party

Sergio Arevalo

North Las Vegas Police

Sergio Arevalo

A suspect sought in a fatal stabbing during a North Las Vegas house party in late December was arrested on Thursday, city police said.

Detectives and SWAT officers took Sergio Arevalo into custody at an undisclosed Las Vegas location, police said this evening. He was being held on one count of murder.

Police and medics responded on Dec. 28 to the 3500 block of Stanley Avenue, near Owens Avenue and Pecos Road, where they tended to a gravely wounded victim.

Omar Cedano, 21, died at University Medical Center, police said. Detectives were told that there was “a lot of yelling” before they saw that he’d been stabbed.

After the slaying, police said they didn’t believe the stabbing was random. Further information on the arrest was not available.

Anyone with information can call police at 702-633-9111. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or