Police identify man arrested in connection with Margo Drive homicide
David MagyarPhoto: Image by COURTESY OF LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has identified the man arrested Tuesday in connection with a homicide on Margo Drive in southeast Las Vegas as 62-year-old David Magyar.
LVMPD received a call at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday that there was a body outside of a residence on Margo.
The call was made by a person who was visiting the residence to pick up tools. Upon arrival, he found a black male adult lying in front of the home in a courtyard.
The caller also told police that he saw a white adult male walking away from the home carrying grocery bags.
A police officer driving to the scene spotted a blood-covered man in the neighborhood. The man, later identified as Magyar, had dried blood on his face, hands and neck. The grocery bags in his possession contained bloody clothes, shoes, a car jack and bricks.
A short metal type-pipe was also found in his front pants pocket. According to the police report, Magyar seemed unaware that he might be injured and was covered in blood. His only complaint was that his back hurt.
Later examination at the police station revealed that Magyar had several abrasions and scratch marks, including one abrasion on the inside of his right thigh that was consistent with a bite mark.
The victim appears to have died from blunt force trauma. It is believed that the deceased is Chukwuma "Ike" Ogquirke although the coroner has not released the identifications.
Ogquirke and Magyar were roommates at the residence on Margo Drive.
Magyar has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center for murder with a deadly weapon.