Las Vegas: fight turns to double stabbing leaves one dead

First fight turns to double stabbing leaving one dead, another injured

On January 20, 2013 at approximately 2:57 p.m., Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers responded to a fight call at the apartment complex located in the 3700 block of Wynn Road. The officers were dispatched after the LVMPD Dispatch center received a 9-1-1 call concerning the altercation. Officers arrived and discovered the deceased body of a Hispanic male lying on the grounds of the complex. The victim appeared to have suffered multiple stab wounds. Officers also located another Hispanic male whoLas Vegas: fight turns to double stabbing leaves one dead was suffering from a single stab wound to his left side. This second victim was transported to University Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. The motive for this incident appears to be a dispute over an illicit drug transaction. The suspect in these stabbings is identified as 32 year old Nerio Nava, ID #. Nava was arrested and transported to CCDC where he was charged with Murder With Use of a Deadly Weapon and Attempt Murder With a Deadly Weapon. A mugshot of Nava accompanies this release.

The identity of the deceased victim as well as the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 828-3521 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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