Woman linked to robbers' getaway

LAS VEGAS - Authorities have arrested a woman accused of renting a sport utility vehicle that was used as the getaway car in a robbery that led to a police officer being shot in the face.

Kimberly Landrum, 25, was booked into the Clark County jail Thursday on an embezzlement of a vehicle charge. She is accused of renting a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer from a rental car agency in April and never returning it.

That vehicle was the one three men were running toward after the Macayo Vegas restaurant was robbed just before 11 p.m. on June 14.

As the trio fled, one of the robbers fired shots at Officer Pete Rossi. One bullet hit Rossi, 26, in the chin and traveled up his face into his eye, blinding him.

The Blazer was abandoned by the robbers at the other end of the shopping center, police said.

Landrum has not been charged in connection with the robbery or the shooting of Rossi, who was released from the hospital earlier this week.

Detective are still searching for two - possibly three - suspects in connection with the robbery and shooting.

Less than 17 hours after Rossi was shot, 22-year-old Markus Weatherspoon was arrested at a residence. He is being held in the Clark County jail without bond in connection with the robbery and shooting.

''We're still looking into the relationship between Weatherspoon and Landrum and how Weatherspoon ended up with the vehicle,'' Lt. Wayne Petersen said.

Landrum told detectives she lent the Blazer to a person, who police determined was unrelated to the robbery. Police have said Landrum knew Weatherspoon.


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