Las Vegas Police are investigating homicide within the Western Valley

A woman was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend in front of a gas station in western Las Vegas on Friday night, police said.

Officers were called to the Westcliff and South Buffalo rides at 8:30 p.m. after a woman was stabbed. This resulted in a statement by Lt. Ray Spencer of the Metropolitan Police Department.

Investigators believe the woman met with the man she broke up with on Tuesday to return some of his belongings when the man stabbed her and ran away, Spencer said.

The mother of the woman who came into the parking lot with her tried to help, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Spencer said the man had a previous domestic call on his file, but it was unclear whether that call concerned the woman he allegedly stabbed to death on Friday.

“Often the most dangerous time for someone in a domestic violence situation is to break up, and that’s what we see here today,” said Spencer. “She made very smart decisions when she met in a public place and brought someone with her, but she was tragically murdered by her ex-boyfriend and it is a tragic result of a terrible situation.”

The ex-boyfriend hadn’t been arrested by Saturday night, and Spencer encouraged anyone with information to call the murder case on the Metro at 702-828-3521.

Residents who feel they are a victim of domestic violence can call 211 or the SafeNest hotline at 800-799-7233.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at [email protected] or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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