A man who showed up at Metro headquarters Wednesday and reported that his roommate was dead now faces a murder charge.
Tobey Gibeson, 40, faces one count of open murder, Las Vegas police said Wednesday afternoon.
At 1:51 a.m., Gibeson called police and said he was at Metro headquarters and that his female roommate was dead, police wrote in a release.
Officers responded to Gibeson’s unit in the Canyon Pointe Apartments, 5421 E. Harmon Avenue, near Boulder Highway, about 2:10 a.m., Metro logs show.
They found her body there, police said in a news release. She died from apparent blunt force trauma. The woman will be identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.
The two had lived together about a month, police said. They got into an argument, which escalated to a physical fight that turned deadly.
Gibeson left the apartment believing his roommate was dead, police said. He eventually went to police headquarters, 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., and called 911.
This is the 31st homicide investigated by the LVMPD in 2015.
Anyone with information about the woman’s death should contact Metro’s homicide section at 702-828-3521 or firstname.lastname@example.org or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.
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