Suspect arrested after fatally stabbing behind indoor swap encounter in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police have made an arrest following a fatal knife attack that occurred Wednesday night.

Armando Padron, 37, has been identified by detectives as the suspect in a fatal stabbing near the 5700 block of East Charleston Boulevard.

According to police, Padron was arrested on October 27 on unrelated charges and was taken to CCDC. Padron has since been rehired for open murder.

Armando Padron (LVMPD)

Officers were scouring the area near East Charleston Boulevard and South Sloan Lane on Wednesday looking for a witness in an unrelated investigation.

During their search, they came across a homeless encampment behind the Las Palmas Indoor Swap Meet commercial building. According to the police, the camp appeared to be the accommodation of a single person.

When the officers went to contact this person, they could not find him. However, they noticed a white male who appeared to have been in his 50s or 60s with stab wounds.

Shortly after the discovery, medical assistance arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the LVMPD
Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at [email protected] To
remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on
Internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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