July 2, 2022 - 5:03 pm
Updated July 2, 2022 - 7:56 pm
A woman fatally shot a man who stabbed her boyfriend outside a 7-Eleven in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon, police said.
The shooting occurred at 1601 W. Oakey Blvd., near Western Avenue, around 4 p.m., according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Jeff Goodwin. The man died at University Medical Center.
While the woman, 35, went inside the 7-Eleven, her boyfriend, 42, got into an altercation with a homeless man in front of the store. The homeless man, 28, pulled a knife out of a bag and stabbed the unarmed boyfriend, according to Metro Lt. Dave Valenta.
He said the woman came out of the store as her boyfriend was being stabbed and pulled out a firearm and shot the other man one time.
The couple left the scene in a car but were stopped on Interstate 15 by law enforcement and are in custody. Valenta would not say if anyone would be arrested or charged.
“Still got to review video, still got to talk to witnesses to confirm exactly what we have before making decisions as far as who’s at fault, who’s going to be an arrest, any sort of claims such as that,” Valenta said.
The man who was stabbed suffered minor injuries and did not have to go to the hospital. The woman was not injured, according to Valenta.
“That’s definitely something we’re going to ask, but I can’t give you that answer at this time,” Valenta said when asked about why the couple left the scene.