Henderson Police arrest 2 in death of veteran

LAS VEGAS - After months of investigating, Henderson Police detectives were able to solve the homicide that occurred on April 2, 2017. According to police, 20-year-old Anthony Andolina and a juvenile were arrested for the murder of 71-year-old veteran Robert Gamboa.

Henderson Police said officers responded to the 100 block of Water Street on April 2, to investigate reports that an elderly man had been the victim of a battery.

Further investigation revealed that the victim, Gamboa had been in a verbal argument with several people, and at some point during the argument, Gamboa was struck by Anthony Andolina and a juvenile. 

Gamboa died from his injuries several months later and the Clark County Coroner’s Office determined that Gamboa’s death was because of the injuries he sustained during the altercation.  Police ruled his death a homicide.

On Oct. 6, Andolina was arrested on a felony warrant for open murder. On Oct. 7, the juvenile suspect, whose name wasn't released, was also arrested on a felony warrant of open murder.

This is the sixth homicide in Henderson in 2017.

Anyone with information, in this case, is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4750 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit Crime Stoppers website. Tips directly leading to a felony arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.
 


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