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After Police Confrontation in the Southwest Las Vegas Valley Suspect Was Charged With Attempted Murder

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 6, 2023 5:05 am

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – Following his capture on Tuesday after a confrontation with police, one guy is now being charged with attempted murder with a lethal weapon.

Tomas Gallardo-Escobar, 22, who entered a guilty plea to graffiti on December 1, 2022, is being detained without bond because he disregarded the conditions of his release.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, officers were called to the 6300 block of Alpine Tree Avenue on Wednesday at around 6:46 p.m. for a follow-up on a battery with a deadly weapon call that happened on Tuesday. Alpine Tree Avenue is located close to Wigwam Avenue between S. Torrey Pines Drive and Jones Boulevard.

The client, subsequently identified as Gallardo, attacked a worker at a neighboring gas station earlier that day, according to information provided to police. He had been in the shop before, but because he had been prohibited from using the gas station two days prior, he was asked to leave.

According to the authorities, however, Gallardo later returned with a knife and attacked the shopkeeper while also injuring another individual who attempted to remove the knife from Gallardo.

Gallardo’s girlfriend informed the police that he lived close with her and that he had been last seen wearing a white sweatshirt with blood on it.

Later, Gallardo was arrested and interviewed by police. He said he confronted the employee at the gas station because the employee had hit on Gallardo’s wife. He said he remembered grabbing his knife but not stabbing anyone with it, and that the alleged victim had a knife, as well, though he never saw it

His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 9.

Credits: Fox 5 Vegas

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