On June 27th, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a call alerting its officers to a stabbing near an apartment complex’s leasing office.
When officers arrived at the block at 9100 West Flamingo Road, they discovered a 50-year-old Hispanic man, a maintenance worker at the complex, sustaining knife wounds in the leasing office. The suspected assailant, a white man in his 30s, was quickly apprehended.
The suspect, Spencer McDonald, 30, had close ties to one of the apartments in the complex. Upon entering, officers discovered the bodies of a woman in her 80s and two men in their 40s. Reports suggest that before the 911 call, the leasing office had asked two maintenance workers to complete a welfare check on the residence.
One worker managed to escape and ran to the leasing office for help. The maintenance worker was then taken to the University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, authorities believe the second worker is one of the deceased victims inside the apartment.
McDonald faces four charges, including three counts of open murder and one of attempted murder. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department remains committed to discovering the motives behind this tragedy and is asking for tips from the public.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of being mindful of one’s surroundings and taking the necessary measures to ensure safety. Officers also highlight the significance of alerting police to any suspicious activity.