Student, 16, arrested, accused of killing 75-year-old security guard

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Metro Police arrested a juvenile suspect in connection with the shooting death of a 75-year-old security guard.

Police arrested 16-year-old Anthony Okelberry on April 25 at Del Sol High School.  The student had a handgun with him at the time of his arrest.

Okelberry is being held in the Clark County Detention Center on charges of murder, obtaining a credit card without the cardholder’s consent, burglary, robbery with use of a deadly weapon, and possession of a dangerous weapon on school property.

Okelberry is accused of shooting 75-year-old Hursey Dale Addison on April 22 at an apartment complex on Mountain Vista Street near Russell Road.  Addison died two days after the shooting.

A close family friend of Addison said he was more than just a security guard; he was a Marine who served in the Vietnam War.  He was also awarded the Purple Heart.  

According to the friend, Addison was also one of the friendliest and kindest souls.  He loved animals and could not say enough about his grandchildren. 

The friend who did not want to reveal his/her identity also said Addison loved to travel, he was very social and was always making new friends, but at times he could be too trusting of people.

“I don’t want the kid’s life ruined, but I want the kids to pay because the people to know you just can’t do this,” Addison’s friend said. “Like if you ruin people’s lives, and now your lives ruined they have to spend the rest of their live to repent for it.”

Okelberry is expected to go before a judge on Wednesday.

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