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Suspect named in fatal New Year’s Day beating in Las Vegas

Las Vegas police have named a suspect in the fatal beating of a 64-year-old man on New Year’s Day.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to a home the 6100 block of Blossom Knoll Avenue, near West Cheyenne Avenue and North Jones Boulevard, about 5:15 p.m. Sunday after a family disturbance turned physical.

Jorge Antonio Castillo-Echeagary suffered trauma to his face and was taken to University Medical Center, where he died.

Las Vegas police said the North Las Vegas man was dating a woman who also lived at the Blossom Knoll home. The woman’s son fought with him, the department wrote in a statement.

The son, who police identified Tuesday as 31-year-old Edgar Umanzor, left the home after the confrontation and remains at large.

“Edgar Umanzor should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached,” Metro wrote in a release Tuesday morning.

Umanzor has a criminal history in the Las Vegas Valley, said Metro spokesman Danny Cordero. He was arrested in June 2006 on an armed burglary charge, in April 2010 on an auto burglary charge and in June 2010 on charges of robbery and burglary with a deadly weapon.

Umanzor was also arrested in Arizona in March 2016, but Cordero didn’t know what he was charged with.

Castillo-Echeagary’s death was the second homicide Metro investigated in 2017.

Anyone with information about Umanzor’s whereabouts should call Metro’s homicide section at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Kimber Laux at klaux@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0283. Find @lauxkimber on Twitter.

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