A manhunt is over for the man who fatally stabbed his roommate.
Zachary Drey, 25, was arrested at a gas station near Indio, California Friday evening, Las Vegas police confirmed Tuesday. Indio is more than a four hour drive away from Los Vegas.
Drey is the suspect in the murder of his roommate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas student Clifton Taylor, also 25.
Police found the computer engineering student’s dead body inside the apartment he shared with Drey on May 31.
He had significant stab wounds to his body.
Police responded to the apartment after getting a call from one of Drey’s relatives, saying that Drey had called them to say he killed his roommate.
It’s unclear how Drey spent his nine days on the run.
As of Tuesday, Drey was still behind bars in California, awaiting extradition back to Nevada on charges of murder and robbery with a deadly weapon.
Taylor had been enrolled at the UNLV since Spring 2015 and was enrolled to attend again int he fall. He was the president of UNLV’s National Society of Black Engineers and had a job waiting for him after he graduated at Northrop Grumman Corp., a global aerospace and defense technology company.
Friend Xavier Morgan told KSNV that Taylor and Drey had issues.
‘He just said he was pretty difficult to live with at times,’ Morgan said. ‘He wouldn’t go into detail. He usually just shakes his head.’
Prayers to Taylor’s family and friends. Be careful who you live with.