Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating a triple homicide after three individuals were found dead in an apartment complex. The investigation was initiated following a report of a maintenance worker being stabbed in the same complex. The incident took place on June 27 in the 9100 block of West Flamingo Road, near Flamingo and Fort Apache roads.
Officers responded to a possible stabbing near the leasing office of the apartment complex after receiving a distress call at approximately 9:03 a.m. Upon arrival, they encountered a 50-year-old Hispanic man, who worked as a maintenance worker at the complex, inside the leasing office. He informed the police that the assailant was located in the courtyard behind the office. The suspect managed to flee through the leasing office towards Flamingo Road but was apprehended shortly after.
During a media briefing, Homicide Lt. Jason Johansson of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department revealed that the suspect was armed with a large “mace or sledgehammer type weapon.” Further investigation led the police to an apartment within the complex, where they discovered the bodies of a woman in her 80s and two men in their 40s. Lt. Johansson mentioned that the suspect had some connection to this particular apartment.
Prior to the incident, the leasing office had requested two maintenance workers to conduct a welfare check on the apartment. The reason for this check remains unclear. The workers used their key to enter the apartment and found it in a disheveled state. The suspect, described as a white man in his 30s, immediately attacked them. One of the workers managed to escape and sought help at the leasing office, where 911 was called. The injured worker was taken to the University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately, the other maintenance worker is believed to be one of the deceased victims found in the apartment.
Two additional victims, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 80s, were discovered in the bedroom of the apartment. Lt. Johansson stated that these two individuals are “believed to be related” to the suspect in some way, although the exact nature of their relationship remains unknown. The motive behind the welfare check and the subsequent homicides has yet to be determined.
The crime scene is extensive, and the police are expected to remain at the location throughout the night. Authorities are urging anyone with information to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section via phone at 702-828-3521 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers can be reached at 702-385-5555 or through their website.