Las Vegas man dead after friend’s ex-boyfriend allegedly stabs him

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Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 5:24 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) -A man died on June 24 after allegedly being stabbed by his friend’s ex-boyfriend, police say.

A release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) says that around 8:21 p.m. officers responded to a reported stabbing in the 1500 block of Karen Avenue. They were directed to an adult male suffering from a stab wound in the parking lot.

The man was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to an investigation from LVMPD’s Homicide Section, the victim was accompanying a female friend to gather belongings from her ex-boyfriend, 21-year-old Jovanny Cuevas-Mendez. Police say an argument broke out between the female and Cuevas-Mendez, leading to him pulling out a knife.

LVMPD says the victim stepped in to protect the female, and a physical fight ensued. The victim was stabbed.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 51-year-old Danny Huxford.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet.