Johnny Nguyen Stabbing – At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022, three male suspects entered a business with the intent to rob. According to authorities, three unidentified male suspects ventured into the Smokestorm Smoke Shop located in the vicinity of the 4500 block of West Sahara Avenue and attempted to rob the establishment. During the time that the three men were attempting to carry out the act, the clerk (perhaps the owner) seized one of the suspects as he jumped behind the counter, and then began stabbing him many times across his upper body.
As the Asian-American store clerk repeatedly stabs the third suspect, the other two suspects fled the scene, leaving their accomplices behind. As the suspect is being stabbed and pulled away from the counter by the store clerk, the suspect can be heard yelling, “I’m dead, I’m dead…” in the background. There is no information available regarding the survival of the third robbery suspect who was injured. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing by the police. At the time of this publication, no suspect identity has been revealed by the investigator.
This is an active investigation and the store has been closed following the ongoing incident. The shop clerk was not injured in the incident. According to law enforcement agencies, the investigation is at the preliminary stage. It is not known at this time if the store owner will be charged in the incident, although from the video, it can be deduced he acted out of self defense, a Twitter user said.
According to law enforcement agencies in Las Vegas, the Asian-American store clerk/owner have been positively identified as Johnny Nguyen. According to the department, Johnny Nguyen acted in self defense as three unidentified suspect stormed his shop and demanded items and cash. According to the law enforcement agencies, Nguyen grabbed one of the suspect who jumped over the counter and stabbed him multiple times. The unidentified suspect could be heard screaming “I M DEAD, I’M DEAD as Nguyen continued stabbing him.
Asian smoke shop owner defends his store in Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/rxCxk16J1O
— Asian Dawn (@AsianDawn4) August 5, 2022
Video credit to Asian Patch.
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