Las Vegas police made an arrest in the deadly “random” stabbing of a woman Wednesday morning in the east valley.
Police booked Eric Gordon Pedersen, 25, into Clark County Detention Center on a murder charge, jail records show. Metropolitan Police Department named him as a suspect in the stabbing, which occurred about 5:40 a.m. outside of a Green Valley Grocery, 7121 E. Lake Mead Blvd., near Los Feliz Street.
Homicide detectives determined Pedersen was outside of the store “acting suspicious” before the stabbing, a Metro release said. The woman died at the scene.
Police believe Pedersen and the woman didn’t know each other and labeled the stabbing random, a release said. Police had previously said it appeared the two were in a relationship.
Detectives found Pedersen at a nearby residence and took him into custody.
The Clark County coroner’s office has not yet identified the woman.