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Police arrest suspect in fatal stabbing outside 7-Eleven

Updated June 5, 2017 - 3:42 am

A 40-year-old man faces a first-degree murder charge in a fatal stabbing last week outside a convenience store.

Las Vegas police arrested Daniel Prim after Dejuan White, 26, was stabbed just after midnight May 30 in a 7-Eleven parking lot at 998 Sierra Vista Drive, near East Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway, an arrest report obtained by the Review-Journal shows.

Prim was booked Friday into Clark County Detention Center on the murder charge. He is being held without bail.

In the homicide, Prim and White met at Segal Suites at 920 Sierra Vista Drive, where a fight ensued over White asking for money for a cellphone Prim had lent him several days prior, the arrest report said.

White was chased to the 7-Eleven by Prim before the stabbing, Metro Lt. Dan McGrath said. The chase led them near a light pole in the parking lot, where there was pushing and shoving between the two. White, who McGrath said was not armed, was then stabbed multiple times in the chest.

Prim told police that he has known White for several years and was afraid of him, saying he was “a drug dealer known for being violent toward individuals,” according to the arrest report.

White died just before 1 a.m. at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. He is from Riverside, California.

Review-Journal reporter Bianca Cseke contributed to this story. Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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