weather icon Clear

Man arrested in fatal stabbing outside bar near downtown Las Vegas

Updated April 3, 2019 - 8:59 am

A 39-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a fatal stabbing outside a bar last month near downtown Las Vegas.

Reshard Vargas, 39, was arrested on one count of murder Tuesday without incident near the 4200 block of Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas police said.

Howard Chris Drew, 66, died from multiple stab wounds after he was found about 7:30 a.m. on March 23 by a woman entering the Stateside Lounge, 931 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

Detectives believe Drew was stabbed early March 23 in the area where he was found, police have said.

Vargas remained held without bail Wednesday at Clark County Detention Center awaiting his initial court appearance, jail records showed

Contact Lukas Eggen at leggen@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0279. Follow @LukasEggen on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Rio Lacanlale contributed to this report.

UNLV student’s boxing death ruled a homicide

A UNLV student’s death after a charity boxing match has been ruled a homicide, the Clark County Coroner’s office said Monday.

Suspect in tunnel killing waives right to preliminary hearing

A woman accused of fatally stabbing a man last year in a drainage tunnel was ordered held without bail Wednesday after she waived her right to a preliminary hearing.

Judge sets bail at $350K in ‘chance encounter’ slaying outside tavern

Bond was set at $350,000 Wednesday for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a man outside a west valley tavern this month following what a Las Vegas police detective homicide described a “chance encounter.”