On June 21, 2012, at approximately 8:25 p.m. LVMPD patrol officers responded to the area of the Stupack Community Center, 251 West Baltimore Avenue, to investigate reports of a man down. Officers located the victim, later identified as Louis James Kim, suffering from what appeared to be wounds consistent with penetrating trauma from an edged weapon. Kim was transported to the UMC Trauma Center where he was pronounced deceased, and the Clark County Coroner’s Office ruled his death a homicide.

Video surveillance images captured at the time of the incident show Kim, wearing a white shirt and jeans, walking Eastbound on the sidewalk adjacent to the South side of the center, and approaching an alleyway. Immediately prior to the incident the suspect, dressed in dark clothing, is seen emerging from the alleyway walking Southbound.

The suspect passes a few feet in front of Kim, then turns and attacks him before walking back Northbound in the alleyway. Nothing was taken, and the attack may have been random. The suspect was wearing a dark colored “hoodie” type sweatshirt and black shorts which appear to have a light colored stripe on the leg. The suspect was last seen walking in the North/South alleyway across from the 7-11 Store located at 200 East Boston Avenue. A copy of the surveillance video depicting the attack accompanies this release

Anyone with any information concerning this crime, or who may know the identity of the suspect shown in these images, is urged to call the LVMPD Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or on the internet at

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