Las Vegas police officers found investigative journalist Jeff German dead with multiple stab wounds at around 10:30 a.m Saturday morning.

Police believe the 69-year-old Review-Journal reporter was in an altercation with someone on Friday that ended in the stabbing outside his home. They also believe the event to be an isolated incident.

A spokesman for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Dori Koren, said at a news conference, “We believe the altercation took place outside of the home. We do have some leads. We are pursuing a suspect but the suspect is outstanding.”

Glenn Cook, the Review-Journal‘s executive editor, was not aware of any potential threats against German before the tragedy occurred.

He said in a statement, “The Review-Journal family is devastated to lose Jeff. He was the gold standard of the news business.”

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Cook added, “It’s hard to imagine what Las Vegans would be like today without his many years of shining a bright light on dark places.”

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department noted that they’re prioritizing the case. “LVMPD enacted its major case protocol Saturday in the homicide investigation,” they said. “This brings together a variety of resources to maximize the investigative effort and apply a sense of urgency to the apprehension of the suspect.”

German was a columnist and reporter at the Las Vegas Sun for 20 years. During his time there, he mainly covered political scandals and organized crime.

German was the first reporter to cover the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and 489 injured.

The late journalist wrote and hosted the Review-Journal‘s second season of true-crime podcast, Mobbed Up: the Fight for Vegas. German was also known for his 2001 true-crime book, Murder in Sin City: The Death of a Las Vegas Casino Boss.

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