UPDATE: Henderson detectives say that the person who reported the fatal crash between a car and pedestrian near the M Resort Tuesday night "fabricated" her report. 

Henderson police have arrested Danika Cain, 33, on one count of open murder with a deadly weapon. 

According to police, Cain and the victim, a 44-year-old man, were involved in a "domestic-related" verbal argument. During the argument, the victim exited the vehicle and Cain allegedly struck the victim with their vehicle. 

The man was identified by the Clark County coroner on Wednesday as Kent E. Reed from Las Vegas. The cause and manner of his death was still pending. 

The brother of Reed, who lives in Las Vegas, talked to FOX5 Wednesday night, saying his little brother was kind-hearted and always had a smile on his face.

Danika Cain HPD

Danika Cain (courtesy Henderson Police Department)

He said Reed and murder suspect Danika Cain were dating and they had just moved to Las Vegas only a couple weeks ago from Shreveport, Louisiana. He says his brother moved in part to get away from violence, specifically killings, there.

James Reed said Cain called him after the deadly incident and told him they picked up a hitchhiker, who struggled with Reed, before running him over with the car.

He said Cain recently got angry with his brother when he started talking to another woman while tossing out some trash. He said apartment management and security ended up showing up because of an argument between the two.

He didn't know what they would have been arguing about on Tuesday.

Reed said he is about “forging and letting God deal with this,” but said not all the family feels that way right now as they prepare to transport his body back to Louisiana.

The original story continues below.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Henderson police said a man was killed in what started as an apparent attempted carjacking which ended with him being hit by the suspect in his car. 

At about 4:10 p.m. on Feb. 23, Henderson Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the desert area south of the M Resort near the cross streets of Welpman Way and Las Vegas Boulevard South, in reference to a possible crash involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary information was that a man attempted to steal another man’s vehicle, striking the victim with his own vehicle. 

The victim died at the scene, according to Henderson police.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and was still at large on Tuesday night.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police air and patrol units were assisting with the attempts to locate the suspect. 

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Black history month sure hasn’t been disappointing,13/90 criminal animals been involved in a lot of horrible situations ,that low iq thug mentality!


This is horrible. That hassa should get life in prison for taking that mans life. Disgusting. RIP Mr Reed.


Crime has picked up big time since BLACKS moved here. Where is the MAFIA? We need them.


Nasty Racist. Reporting you and this post.


Reported you for reporting. Snowflake.


We have had a vibrant African-American community in Las Vegas since the founding of our city. There is a reason why dozens of buildings in the historic west side are on the national register of historic places.

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