Second suspect arrested in connection with east Las Vegas homicide

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a homicide in the east valley last Friday, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

Cortrayer Zone, 38, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center, where he faces charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of owning/possessing a gun by a prohibited person, police said.

Just after 2 p.m. June 10, Metro patrol officers responded to an apartment complex at 451 N. Nellis Blvd. Clarence McQuarters, 34, pulled into the complex’s parking lot, where three men in a white Kia sedan were waiting for him, police said.

As McQuarters got out of his car, two men stepped out of the Kia and fired numerous rounds at him, police said. McQuarters was taken to University Medical Center, where he later died.

Metro Lt. Dan McGrath said a patrol officer responding to the shooting saw the Kia leave the complex and drove after it.

The Kia sustained a flat tire during the chase, and all three occupants fled, police said. The two passengers ran off, police said, but the driver, Michael Rusk, 28, ran toward a woman and robbed her, taking her cellphone and running into the Cedar Village Apartments, 2850 E. Cedar Ave.

Police said Rusk kicked in second-floor apartment door and hid. When officers surrounded the complex, he jumped from the balcony and was taken into custody. He faces charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and robbery. He was taken to UMC to be treated for injuries he sustained from the second-story fall.

Police believe at least one additional suspect, described as a black man wearing dark clothing, is outstanding, police said.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Metro at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Jessica Terrones at or 702-383-0381. Find @JessATerrones on Twitter.

Vehicle of Interest in January Homicide
Las Vegas police released footage Friday of a “vehicle of interest” from a deadly shooting in January. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Hostage escapes clutches of robber before shooting
Metropolitan Police Department footage shows a man wearing a motorcycle helmet, identified by police as 27-year-old Mario B. Trejo, with one arm wrapped around a woman’s neck and held a handgun to her head.
Sunset Park Vigil
A small group of people gathered in Sunset Park to remember the three children recently killed in the area.
Henderson police bodycam footage of officer-involved shooting
Henderson police released body-worn camera footage of an officer-involved shooting in a grocery store parking lot at 2667 Windmill Parkway on Aug. 12, 2018. (Henderson Police Department)
Metro Asst. Sheriff Brett Zimmerman on Aug. 8 officer-involved shooting
Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman met with media Monday to discuss the details of the 14th officer-involved shooting of the year. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nye County detectives pursue suspects
A swarm of Nye County deputies, at the request of Las Vegas police, surrounded a hotel room in Pahrump last week to take two fugitives into custody. (Nye County Sheriff's Office)
Las Vegas judge’s ruling will halt tonight’s execution
On Wednesday Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued a ruling that will halt the execution of convicted murderer Scott Dozier. Alvogen Inc., which makes the sedative midazolam, filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing the Nevada Department of Corrections of surreptitiously obtaining the drug for use in an execution.
3 people shot in southeast Las Vegas
Three men were shot Thursday night in southeast Las Vegas, and two of them have life threatening injuries. Las Vegas police responded to the incident just after 10 p.m. on the 5000 block of Mountain Vista Street. The investigation is in its early stages and police were unable to describe the suspect or say how man people they think were involved. Police encourage anyone with information regarding this shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555, or 3-1-1
Robbery suspects apprehended
Four robbery suspects were taken into custody Thursday morning after a vehicle and foot chase that ended in an east Las Vegas neighborhood. The incident began when a person was robbed at gunpoint around 4:45 a.m. near Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn. Officers arriving at the scene tried to stop two vehicles. One vehicle escaped but police chased the second into a neighborhood on Flamingo Road near Mountain Vista Street. Police surrounded the neighborhood and the suspects were apprehended. It looked like one police vehicle was involved in a collision with the suspects' car. One woman suffered an unknown injury and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. 01:04
Las Vegas police looking for robbery suspects
Two robbers who recently targeted three Las Vegas businesses remained at large Tuesday and police are asking the public to help identify them. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
News Headlines
Add Event
Home Front Page Footer Listing
You May Like

You May Like