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Police arrest 2 more in fatal shooting of Metro officer

Investigators say they’ve likely recovered the weapon used in shooting

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Emmitt Ferguson and Quadrae Scott

Updated Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 | 10:23 p.m.

Arrests in Metro officer's death

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Trevor Nettleton

North Las Vegas Police arrested two more teenagers Sunday in the death of a Metro Police officer killed last week at his North Las Vegas home.

Quadrae Scott and Emmitt Ferguson, both 18, of North Las Vegas, were booked into the North Las Vegas Detention Center at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday.

Scott was arrested in connection with one count each of murder with a deadly weapon with a gang enhancement, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon with a gang enhancement and conspiracy to commit robbery. Ferguson was arrested in connection with one count of accessory to murder after the fact.

North Las Vegas Police on Sunday evening also announced that investigators believe they have recovered the gun used to fatally shoot Officer Trevor Nettleton early Thursday morning at his home. Authorities are awaiting confirmation from ballistics testing.

Detectives on Sunday said two others arrested in the case, Prentice Marshall, 18, and a 17-year-old boy whose name hasn't been released, will face an additional charge of robbery with a deadly weapon in connection with a separate robbery that allegedly occurred less than an hour before the shooting that killed Nettleton. In that earlier incident, authorities say an 18-year-old North Las Vegas resident was robbed at gunpoint in the area of Cheyenne and Simmons roads.

The 17-year-old boy will be charged as an adult in Nettleton's death.

Also arrested in the case was Saul Williams Jr., 20, charged with one count each of murder with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and attempted robbery with a deadly weapon. Authorities added a gang enhancement on the murder and attempted robbery charges.

The alleged gang members confronted Nettleton in his garage in the 1100 block of Emerald Stone Avenue near Lone Mountain Road and Donna Street shortly after midnight Thursday after the officer returned from work. He was not in uniform and the garage door was open, police said.

Visitation services have been scheduled from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Palm Mortuary, 6701 N. Jones Blvd. A prayer vigil is scheduled at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

A funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, 1811 Pueblo Vista Drive. Burial will follow at Palm Mortuary and Cemetery Northwest, 6701 N. Jones Blvd.

The Injured Police Officers Fund has opened an account for Nettleton's family at Nevada State Bank. The account number is 602027542.

Nettleton is survived by his wife, a 2-year-old boy and 2-month-old girl.

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