Las Vegas police: Son arrested after father stabbed, killed at apartment

Jacob Racilis
Jacob Racilis(LVMPD)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 6:18 AM PDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 2:23 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said a man stabbed his father to death early Tuesday morning.

According to police, the incident occurred at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of W. Bonanza Road around 4 a.m. Aug. 9. LVMPD Lt. David Valenta said a 54-year-old Hispanic male was found dead in an apartment.

Las Vegas police investigate homicide Tuesday morning in central valley
Las Vegas police investigate homicide Tuesday morning in central valley(Luis Marquez/FOX5)

Lt. Valenta said the victim’s son was detained in connection with the stabbing. LVMPD identified the suspect as 21-year-old Jacob Racilis. Police said Racilis checked himself in at Sunrise Hospital to be treated for multiple lacerations to his hand and self-reported the incident to staff.

LVMPD said Racilis was arrested and charged with murder. Police didn’t provide information on what led to the stabbing.

LVMPD said information is preliminary. The victim will be identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office once next of kin is notified.