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Bike-riding suspect sought in fatal stabbing of homeless man

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Updated: 5/12/2013 2:05 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- Metro police are seeking a Hispanic male in his 20s in a fatal stabbing Saturday night of a sleeping homeless man.

Metro said officers responded shortly before 11 p.m. to the 100 block of West Owens to reports of a person having been stabbed. Officers discovered a male had been transported to UMC with multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The preliminary investigation indicated the victim was a homeless man who was sleeping between two buildings. A passerby indicated the suspect was seen stabbing the victim and ran when confronted.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 25, standing about 5-foot-2 and weighing about 150 pounds. He was reported to be clean shaven and was seen wearing a dark blue sweatsuit, a blue cap and white tennis shoes. The suspect left the scene on a silver BMX-style bicycle.

The identity of the victim as well as the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County coroner's office.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Metro's homicide section at (702) 828-351 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-555 or crimestoppersofnv.com.
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