LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Las Vegas police said a Saturday fatal stabbing arrest connected the suspect to other stabbing incidents in the valley.
Police said they were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the 400 block of East Twain Avenue near Paradise Road. Around 12:45 a.m., arriving officers located an unresponsive male suffering from an apparent stab wound inside an apartment.
Medical personnel responded and said the male died at the scene.
An investigation by police revealed that the male went to a nearby store and returned to his residence suffering from a stab wound.
“He collapsed inside of his apartment and a family member called 911,” police said in a social media post. “The suspect was gone prior to officers arriving.”
Cornelius Williams, 33, was arrested as a suspect in this case. Police investigation connects Williams as a suspect to two other stabbings that happened on Feb. 3, and another which occurred on Jan. 21.
He was taken into custody by the Criminal Apprehension Team on Feb. 3 and booked into the Clark County Detention Center for multiple felony charges including open murder with a deadly weapon, two counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon.
CAT is a multi-jurisdiction task force led by the FBI and staffed in the LVMPD’s Major Violators Bureau. According to Metro, it’s comprised of FBI, LVMPD, Henderson and North Las Vegas Police Departments.
“The identification of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office,” police said.
Las Vegas police urge anyone with information about these incidents to contact the homicide section by phone at 702-828-3521 or by email at [email protected]. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.
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