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Police make arrest in deadly stabbing on Sahara near Rancho

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Updated: 6/12 12:37 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) – Metro police have made an arrest in a deadly stabbing that took place Thursday morning near Sahara and Rancho.

This was the third fatal stabbing investigation in less than 24 hours in Las Vegas.

On April 17 at approximately 8:25 a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of West Sahara Avenue to investigate a report of a male who had been stabbed.

Arriving officers discovered a male suffering from an apparent stab wound. The male was transported to the UMC Trauma Center, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Officers were able to locate a possible suspect, identified as 36-year-old Asa Funderburk, who was hiding in a residence nearby.

Homicide detectives said the suspect was in an argument with the victim prior to the stabbing. Funderburk was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center, and faces a charge of murder with a deadly weapon.

Police released a booking photo of Funderburk from a prior arrest dated Dec. 30, 2013.

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

A second man was killed after being stabbed with a what appears to be a screwdriver around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday outside a store parking lot on Rancho Drive near Cheyenne. A third person was killed around 1 a.m. this morning, and another was injured after an attack near Carey and Los Feliz.

Anyone with information regarding these incident is urged to call the LVMPD Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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