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Police: Vegas man attempted to kill ex, self

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Police said a Las Vegas man broke into the home of his former girlfriend on Sunday in an attempt to kill her and himself.

According to an arrest report released by Las Vegas Metro police, Justin Smith, 36, was charged with attempted murder with a deadly weapon and burglary in connection to a domestic incident in the area of Cheyenne Avenue and Michael Way.

Police said, in the arrest report, Smith had kicked in the back door of the home of his ex-girlfriend, Stacy Wright, and engaged in an argument with her before 4 p.m. on Oct. 21.

As police were told by Wright, Smith retrieved a hammer during the argument and started hitting her in the head. In the report, police were told Smith also retrieved a knife, slashed his own throat and his wrist and before stabbing Wright.

The report said Wright called police after she had been attacked and Smith became unconscious after the self-inflicted wounds. Wright's daughter arrived at the home shortly after the incident and helped her mother contact Metro.

Police said both Wright and Smith were transported to University Medical Center.

In the report, police learned Wright recently broke up with Smith after a year and a half together. The two did not live together, police noted in the arrest report.

According to Metro, Wright sustained laceration wounds to the torso and hands. The arrest report also said the victim suffered a fractured skull and broken jaw, and she lost several of her teeth.

Police said Smith had passed out after slitting his throat during the incident.

In the arrest report, detectives recommended domestic violence charges against Smith.

As of Monday, their conditions were not disclosed.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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