Police: 3rd arrest made in Vegas officer's death

AP News
Posted: Nov 20, 2009 8:13 PM

Police say they have arrested a third person in the shooting death of an off-duty Las Vegas police officer in his garage.

North Las Vegas police said Friday that they arrested a 17-year-old boy and booked him in a juvenile detention center on suspicion of murder and attempted robbery charges. Police declined to identify him because of his age.

Police also say 18-year-old Prentice Marshall has been released from a hospital and booked into jail. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries he allegedly suffered during the exchange of gunfire.

Marshall and 20-year-old Saul Williams Jr. were arrested Thursday in the death of 30-year-old Trevor Nettleton at his North Las Vegas home.

Authorities have said they think the shootout resulted from a botched robbery attempt.