Reno Police identifies victim in deadly stabbing

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Updated: 8/29 9:48 pm
UPDATE: 4:45 p.m.
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Reno Police Department has identified the man killed in a stabbing early Friday morning.

48-year-old Reno resident Richard LeBarron was pronounced dead at a local hospital after what police say was a fight in the 500-block of South Virginia Street. Officers described it as a stab wound to the torso. First aid was provided on the scene, before he was transported to the hospital.

Witness provided a description of the suspect, who fled the scene on a BMX bicycle. He is described as a black male in his mid 20's to early 30's, 5-8 to 5-11, 150 to 180 pounds, with braided black hair.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect(s) should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, or Secret Witness at 322-4900.



Original: 6:41 p.m.
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Reno Police are conducting a homicide investigation after a deadly stabbing around 1 a.m. Friday.

Police tell News 4 that it occurred at the Ponderosa Hotel on the 500-block of South Virginia St. in Reno.

It is still early in the investigation, but we do know that the apparent victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and has since died.
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sierra11 - 8/30/2014 5:05 PM
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Jiggers and Beaners stabbing everyone downtown Reno. If they are not robbing there stealing. Great transplant's to our area eh?

Nomad77 - 8/29/2014 4:57 PM
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Is Reno turning into Oakland?
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