Trial delayed for suspect in officer's shooting

LAS VEGAS - The trial of the man accused of shooting a Las Vegas police officer in June has been postponed until next year.

Darnell Harris was scheduled to be tried Monday on charges arising from the June 14 incident that left Las Vegas police officer Peter Rossi blind in one eye.

District Judge Donald Mosley on Wednesday rescheduled the trial for April 16 at the request of defense attorney Andrew Wentworth, who sought more time to prepare.

Police have said Harris was one of four participants in a June 14 robbery at Macayo Vegas restaurant on the city's west side.

As gunmen were running from the restaurant moments after the robbery, they encountered Rossi, who was driving his police vehicle. One of the gunmen opened fire on Rossi.

Prosecutors have said police recovered fingerprints in the restaurant that match Markus Weatherspoon, who is scheduled to be tried March 5.

Fingerprints found in the getaway vehicle have been tied to Weatherspoon and Harris, prosecutors said.


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