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Police: Argument over cell phone ends with fatal stabbing

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Police tape blocked off a McDonald's located on West Sahara Avenue after a reported stabbing on April 17, 2014. (Joe Lybarger/FOX5) Police tape blocked off a McDonald's located on West Sahara Avenue after a reported stabbing on April 17, 2014. (Joe Lybarger/FOX5)
A booking photo of Asa Funderburk from an arrest on Dec. 30, 2013. (Source: LVMPD) A booking photo of Asa Funderburk from an arrest on Dec. 30, 2013. (Source: LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Police said an argument over a cell phone led to the fatal stabbing of a person in the parking lot of a Las Vegas fast food eatery Thursday morning.

The stabbing happened about 8:25 a.m. at a McDonald's restaurant in the 2600 block of West Sahara Avenue.

Las Vegas Metro police said officers arrived to find an injured person. They said the victim was taken to University Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead.

Police said the person responsible for the stabbing fled the scene and hid in a nearby vacant house, where he was arrested. Police later identified that man as Asa Funderburk, 36. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and faces a charge of murder with a deadly weapon.

The incident marks the second stabbing death to take place in Las Vegas on Thursday morning. Police were investigating a double stabbing that killed one man in the northeast end of the Las Vegas Valley.

On Wednesday, police also investigated an incident in which a victim was fatally stabbed with a screwdriver.

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

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