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Vegas Man Accused Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s Friend After He Went With Her to Retrieve Her Things: Cops

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Source: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police; UNSPLASH

Jun. 28 2022, Published 4:44 p.m. ET

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Police in Las Vegas announced they arrested the former boyfriend of a woman whose friend got knifed after he went with her to collect her belongings from the suspect's apartment.

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According to the LVMPD, officers were called to the apartment complex’s parking lot around 8:21 p.m. on June 24 about an adult male suffering a stab wound.

The victim, police said, was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injury.

Detectives determined the stabbing victim had accompanied the woman while she gathered some things from her 21-year-old ex-boyfriend, Jovanny Cuevas-Mendez.

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After the woman arrived, police said she and Cuevas-Mendez got into an altercation and he pulled a knife on her.

When the woman’s friend attempted to step in to protect her, he and Cuevas-Mendez got into a physical fight that ended with the friend getting stabbed, police said.

Cuevas-Mendez was arrested without incident and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on an open murder charge.

The identification of the victim as well as his cause and manner of death is pending autopsy results from the Clark County Coroner’s Office.


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