Prosecutors drop church parking lot murder charge

Prosecutors drop church parking lot murder charge
Prosecutors drop church parking lot murder charge

The Clark County District Attorney’s Office dropped a murder charge against a 60-year-old man accused of fatal stabbing, citing self-defense.

Brian McLemore was released from the Clark County Detention Center on Tuesday after prosecutors dismissed the charge, saying McLemore acted in self-defense.

“The circumstances surrounding the homicide case have been reviewed by the prosecutor’s office and are found to be legitimate,” the Metropolitan Police Department wrote in a statement to the Review-Journal.

The district attorney’s office did not immediately comment on the case.

McLemore was originally charged with fatally stabbing 20-year-old Melvin Rodriguez of Las Vegas in the parking lot of a church at 1101 N. Pecos Road.

A small pool of blood was found in the parking lot, but detectives never referenced the discovery of a weapon in an arrest report.

Detectives found video from several nearby businesses showing the stabbed suspect had tattoos on his back, chest, arms and neck. The video was compared to earlier mug shots of McLemore, according to the arrest report.

McLemore told officers he lived across the street from the church and had gone out for a bike ride that morning. He denied being involved in a fight.

His defense attorney, Ryan Helmick, could not be reached for comment.

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

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