Woman stabbed to death outside east Las Vegas convenience store

Updated September 12, 2018 - 2:32 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made in apparently ‘random’ stabbing of woman in Las Vegas

A woman seen arguing with a man early Wednesday was found stabbed to death shortly afterward outside of an east valley convenience store, Las Vegas police said.

About 5:40 a.m., a woman witnessed the pair arguing in the parking lot of Green Valley Grocery, 7121 E. Lake Mead Blvd., near Los Felix Street, Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said.

The woman then ran into the store to seek help from the clerk, but when they got outside, the man was gone and the woman was on the ground suffering from stab wounds, police determined Wednesday.

The woman, who Spencer said was in her mid-30s and was not an employee of the store, died at the scene. The suspect remained at-large as of 8:20 a.m.

Spencer could not immediately release a description of the man.

Detectives believe that the two were in a relationship.

The Clark County coroner’s office will release the woman’s identity once her family is notified. Her death was the 157th homicide in Clark County this year, and the 130th investigated by Metro.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writers Max Michor and Mike Shoro contributed to this report.

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