A man was stabbed to death early Tuesday morning when he tried to keep his girlfriend from killing herself at an east valley home.
The stabbing was reported about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday at a home on the 3600 block of Diamond Head Drive, near Bonanza and Pecos roads, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon said.
Gordon said the 30-year-old woman took prescription pills and was trying to hurt herself with a knife. Her 43-year-old boyfriend was stabbed in the chest and back as he tried to intervene.
The couple had no prior history of domestic violence, Metro Homicide Lt. Dan McGrath said.
The man was taken to University Medical Center but died about 5:30 a.m., McGrath said. The woman was taken into custody at the scene and was hospitalized with self-inflicted stab wounds.
The Clark County Coroner’s office will identify the man after his next of kin is notified. His death marks the 197th homicide Metro has investigated this year, and the 227th investigated in Clark County.