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Officer slain in Las Vegas grew up in Yakima

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MOXEE, Wash. (AP) - An off-duty Las Vegas police officer killed in a shootout with intruders in his own garage grew up in Yakima.

Trever Nettleton graduated from Davis High School in 1997. Nettleton's father, Richard Nettleton, lives in near Moxee.

The retired Washington State Patrol trooper says his son followed him into police work after spending nine years in the Marines. Richard Nettleton says he liked the residential area near Las Vegas where his son lived and thought it would be secure for the family with two young children.

Police say it was apparently an attempted robbery early Thursday that resulted in the shooting. Three suspects have been arrested.