ALERT PATROL OFFICER CAPTURES HOMICIDE SUSPECT

Director Carla Alston
Sgt. John Sheahan
Officer Bill Cassell
Officer Marcus Martin
Officer Laura Meltzer
Officer Jose Hernandez

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 8:48 a.m., the LVMPD Dispatch Center was advised an individual who appeared to be deceased had been discovered near the front door of a residence in the 5100 block of Margo Drive in Southeast Las Vegas. The individual reporting this event to police also provided the description of a male subject who had been observed leaving the area on foot.
Approximately six minutes later an alert patrol officer who was en route to the call observed an individual sitting in front of a residence less than a block from the scene of the crime. The officer believed the individual to be acting in an unusual manner, and observed what appeared to be blood on his face and person. Based on these observations the officer made contact with the individual, who has been identified as David Magyar, 62 years of age, of Las Vegas. While this was occurring other patrol officers arriving at the scene on Margo drive located the victim, a black male adult, who was deceased from apparent blunt force trauma to the head.
The investigation into this incident revealed both the victim and Magyar resided at the residence where the victim was found, and Magyar had committed this crime.
David Magyar has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center, charged with one count of murder with a deadly weapon. His mug shot accompanies this release.
The identity of the victim, and the exact cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Anyone with any information concerning this crime is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com. PO 259 09-19-12 120918-1178
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Office of Public Information
400-B S. Martin L. King Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89106
Office (702) 828-3394 Fax (702) 828-1550
Douglas C. Gillespie, Sheriff
September 19, 2012

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