Las Vegas Police Investigate Murder in the Western Valley

A woman was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend on Friday night outside a gas station in western Las Vegas, police said.

Officers were called to the intersection of Westcliff and South Buffalo Streets at 8:30 p.m. after a woman was stabbed. This was revealed in a statement from the Metropolitan Police Department, Lt. Ray Spencer

Investigators believe the woman was meeting with the man she broke up with on Tuesday to return some of his belongings when the man stabbed her and ran away, Spencer said.

The mother of the woman who came with her to the parking lot tried to help her but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Spencer said the man had a previous domestic call on his file, but it was unclear whether that call concerned the woman he allegedly stabbed to death on Friday.

“Often the most dangerous time for someone in a domestic violence situation to break up is and that’s what we see here today,” said Spencer. “She made very smart decisions when she met in a public place and brought someone with her, but she was tragically murdered by her ex-boyfriend and it is a tragic result of a terrible situation.”

The ex-boyfriend hadn’t been arrested by 11 p.m. Friday, and Spencer encouraged anyone with information to call the Metro murder at 702-828-3521.

Residents who feel they are a victim of domestic violence can call 211 or the SafeNest hotline 800-799-7233.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at [email protected] or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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