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Fatal stabbing reported near UNLV

Updated February 15, 2022 - 10:22 am

A homeless man was stabbed to death near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Tuesday morning.

Officers were called around 7:30 a.m. to the intersection of East University Avenue and Escondido Street after a report of a dead man laying on the sidewalk, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ray Spencer.

Spencer said witnesses could hear the man and could confirm he was alive at 3 a.m., but police are still unsure when he was killed.

“The issues right now is pulling surveillance video without an actual time of death, Spencer said. “We have to manually go through from about 3 o’clock on, trying to determine when the incident occurred.”

The man, who was in his early 40s, was known to police in the area and often slept nearby, Spencer said.

Anyone with information may call Metro at 702-828-3521.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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