Second suspect in shooting of police officer faces new charge


The second suspect in last week's shooting of a Las Vegas police officer has been re-arrested on a new charge.

Marvin Wilson, 45, now faces one count of robbery with a deadly weapon, according to jail records.

But it was unclear late Tuesday to what incident the charge was related. Wilson is scheduled to appear in Justice Court on Thursday to hear the new charge, according to jail records.

Police originally charged Wilson in connection with the March 23 shooting that left officer Mike Madland fighting for his life.

That evening, patrol officers forced a Mercedes that was reported stolen to stop at Washington Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard, and two men fled the vehicle. Police said one of the men was Wilson.

On Monday, a Las Vegas justice of the peace dropped a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle against Wilson, after prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to establish that he was driving a stolen vehicle or, if he was, that he would have known that the vehicle was stolen.

Madland, 31, was shot twice by the other man fleeing the vehicle, Damon Beal, police said. Investigators said Beal, 26, was shot and killed by Madland's partner, identified as Christopher LeBlanc.

Madland was still in critical condition at University Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday afternoon.

Wilson has remained in custody at the Clark County Detention Center on $100,000 bond for an unrelated petit larceny charge, according to jail records.

On March 25, Wilson pleaded not guilty to the petty larceny charge and will stand trial in April, according to court records.

Authorities allege in May he stole cash from the Romantix Adult Book Store on Industrial Road, near Desert Inn Road.

 

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