Argument over a handshake at Las Vegas topless club leads to stabbing, report says

2 males going through tried homicide costs

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two Southern California males are going through costs for allegedly attempting to kill a man within the parking zone of a topless Las Vegas club following an argument over a handshake, in accordance to the arrest report.

Samuel Velardez and Jessie Gonzalez are each going through the next costs:

  • Attempted homicide with the usage of a lethal weapon
  • Battery with the usage of a lethal weapon leading to substantial bodily hurt
  • Battery by strangulation
  • Conspiracy to commit homicide.

The two males are accused of stabbing Joshua Smith throughout a combat on Nov. 30 round 5 a.m. within the parking zone of Deja vu Showgirls on Sammy Davis Jr. Drive. Smith was taken by a pal to Valley Hospital the place he was handled for 3 stab wounds. courtroom paperwork stated he refused to talk about the combat with police.

An worker of the club instructed police he overheard a verbal combat between Gonzales and Smith about a handshake because the club was closing. The worker stated Gonzales didn’t need Smith to contact him. According to the report, he additionally stated Gonzalez and Velardez had been father and son.

When each teams of males left the business, a bodily combat began. According to the report, surveillance video confirmed Gonzalez preventing with Smith and Velardez becoming a member of in on the combat. “Smith was on his stomach during the entire attack and limited ability to defend himself and stop the attack.”

Velardez positioned him in an arm bar maintain whereas Gonzalez pulled an object from his pants pocket and stabbed Smith in his proper aspect after which positioned him in a rear choke maintain that lasted greater than two minutes, the arrest report stated.

According to the paperwork, it was decided the 2 males labored as a group to commit a crime that would have killed Smith.

Both males are due again in courtroom on Jan. 12, 2023.

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