Arrest made in attack on sleeping man in downtown Las Vegas

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A Las Vegas antheral has been arrested connected suspicion of attempted execution successful the bludgeoning of a transient antheral arsenic helium slept connected the thoroughfare successful downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas constabulary said successful an apprehension study for Brandon Garza, 33, that connected July 29 astatine 6:04 a.m. they were called to the 500 artifact of East St. Louis Avenue, adjacent Paradise Road, for a study of a antheral down.

Officers recovered an unidentified man, astir 34 years old, who was clinging to beingness aft being bludgeoned with a factual slab. The unfortunate was rushed to University Medical Center successful captious condition.

“UMC advised the unfortunate had a encephalon bleed, important trauma to his look to see fractures,” constabulary wrote successful the report. “The complaint caregiver besides advised they noticed his encephalon had shifted wrong of his caput and was not successful the mean position.”

Police recovered a bloodied, factual lid adjacent the victim. Witnesses told constabulary they saw a antheral successful the country lifting the lid up and throwing it to the crushed repeatedly successful the minutes starring up to the find of the injured man.

One witnesser identified the assailant arsenic Garza, who was apprehended adjacent successful the 900 artifact of Sahara Avenue. Garza had stains connected his clothes, constabulary said. He declined to beryllium interviewed by detectives.

A motive successful the bludgeoning was not elaborate successful the constabulary report, and a transgression ailment successful the lawsuit has not been filed. A presumption proceeding is scheduled for Tuesday successful Las Vegas Justice Court. Garza remained successful custody aboriginal Monday astatine the Clark County Detention Center.

Contact Glenn Puit by email astatine gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ connected Twitter.

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