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Man slain in central Las Vegas stabbing

Updated June 28, 2022 - 9:42 am

Police say a man was fatally stabbed at an apartment complex in central Las Vegas.

Metropolitan Police Department officers were called at 8:21 p.m. Friday to the complex on the 1500 block of Karen Avenue, near East Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway, for a reported stabbing. Police said they found a man suffering from a stab wound in the parking lot.

The Clark County coroner’s office ruled that Danny Ray Huxford, 51, died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center from a stab wound to the chest.

Police said the man had gone to an apartment in the complex with a woman who was attempting to retrieve her belongings from her ex-boyfriend.

“An altercation broke out between the ex-boyfriend, 21-year-old Jovanny Cuevas-Mendez, and the female,” police said in a press release. “Cuevas-Mendez pulled out a knife and the victim stepped in to protect the female. A physical fight ensued, and the victim was stabbed.”

Cuevas-Mendez was arrested and booked at the Clark County Detention Center on one count of murder with use of a deadly weapon. He remained in custody at the jail on Monday afternoon.

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