Third teen charged in slaying of tow company employee


A third teenager has been charged with murder in the slaying of a towing company employee earlier this month.

Jurdoun Holmes, 18, was charged with several felony counts including murder with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder. He was booked at the county jail on Monday, records show.

Authorities earlier charged Daniel J. Goodman, 18, and Tyler Ashley, 15, in the killing of Wallace David Zarza.

According to the arrest report, all three teenagers were implicated in the killing of Zarza, 44, who was shot to death March 1 in a central valley neighborhood.

Las Vegas police said Zarza, A Quick Response towing and roadside assistance employee, went to the area to buy a 2010 Toyota Camry and a 2008 Suzuki.

When Zarza arrived in the 2500 block of Ellingson Drive, he was shot in the back after an argument with three young men, police said.

Zarza's iPhone and two company checks were stolen, police said.

Detectives used Zarza's cellphone history to track his recent calls, leading them to then-17-year-old Holmes, the report said.

Authorities said that Goodman told police that he, Holmes and Ashley were present during the killing. Goodman told detectives that Ashley fired the fatal shot after urging from Holmes.

Holmes turned 18 earlier this month, the report said. All three suspects will be charged as adults.

Contact reporter Mike Blasky at mblasky@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0283.

 

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