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Teen faces murder charge in death of mother’s boyfriend

Updated January 5, 2023 - 1:54 pm

A 15-year-old boy has been jailed on suspicion of murder in a stabbing that left his mother’s boyfriend dead, police said Wednesday.

The boy, who was not named, is suspected in a stabbing during a fight Monday evening in the 3900 block of Koval Lane, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police Department.

The Clark County coroner’s office identified the man who was stabbed as 47-year-old Justin Scott. He died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Police said the man was visiting Las Vegas with his girlfriend and her children, and he stepped in to stop a fight among two boys when he was stabbed with a kitchen knife.

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. Review-Journal Metro intern Mark Credico contributed to this report.

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