67°F
weather icon Clear

Slaying suspect captured on bus

A 28-year-old Las Vegas man wanted in connection with a December slaying in Henderson was captured Thursday on a Greyhound bus bound for Southern California.

The Los Angeles FBI Fugitive Task Force stopped the bus in Claremont, Calif., after detectives in Las Vegas received a tip that Derrick L. McKnight might be on board.

Las Vegas police Sgt. Dave Stansbury said McKnight had been hiding in Southern Nevada since Dec. 5, when Kenneth A Hardwick, 45, was gunned down at a Jack in the Box restaurant drive-through on Eastern Avenue, near Horizon Ridge Parkway.

“It was just by luck that we found out he bought a bus ticket and was headed out of town,” said Stansbury, who works with the multi jurisdictional Las Vegas Criminal Apprehension Team. “Luck and hard work.”

On Monday, McKnight remained in the Los Angeles County Jail awaiting an extradition hearing.

A second suspect, Timothy R. Burnside, 26, remains at large.

Warrants were filed in February charging McKnight and Burnside with murder with a deadly weapon, robbery with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with the shooting.

It is unclear whether the victim knew the two suspects, but Stansbury said the three men were seen together at Mandalay Bay on the night of the crime.

“The motive was robbery, and the suspects targeted the victim,” said Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul.

Anyone with information about Burnside, who goes by the nickname “Bone,” can call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or Henderson police at 267-4750.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Philippine President Duterte injured in motorcycle mishap

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte suffered bruises and scratches falling off his parked motorcycle on the palace grounds but the minor injuries would not affect his schedule, his spokesman said Thursday

US airstrikes destroy ammunition left behind in Syria

Most of the 1,000 U.S. forces in Syria are being withdrawn over the coming days and weeks because of the Turkish invasion into northern Syria and the attack on Kurdish forces.

Parents of slain teen stunned by Trump’s attempted actions

Harry Dunn, 19, was killed in August when his motorcycle collided with a car allegedly driven by Anne Sacoolas outside a British air force base.