Two Arrested in Stabbing at John Ascuaga's Nugget

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

SPARKS, NV - Sparks police have arrested two people in connection with a stabbing at John Ascuaga's Nugget early Sunday.

Police say it happened shortly after 1AM outside the casino. The 45-year-old victim had a large laceration across his chest when police found him, and he was taken to Renown with what they describe as non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say they talked to witnesses and were quickly able to get descriptions of both suspects, a 17-year-old boy and 19-year-old Shane Hawes of Sparks. Witnesses say they had both run inside the casino, and with the help of casino security, police arrested both of them. Police say both admitted stabbing the victim.

The Sparks Police Department would like to speak with anyone having knowledge of this incident. Please contact the Sparks Police Department at 353-2231 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

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