Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Mar 16, 2021 - 11:29AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrest man for drive by shooting

Case Number:
Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies have arrested 23-year-old Kyle Acker of Sparks on multiple charges stemming from a drive by shooting in Spanish Springs.

Deputies were called to a reported shooting of a residence on Martell Place shortly after 1:00 a.m. on March 16, 2021. Deputies found multiple bullet strikes on the property as well as on vehicles parked outside the residence, and they recovered bullets at the scene. The victims identified Acker as the potential suspect.

Moments later, additional deputies found Acker inside a vehicle near his residence. Spent shell casings were observed in plain view inside the vehicle. Through a consensual search, deputies recovered two loaded magazines inside Acker’s vehicle. Deputies were able to tie the bullets inside one of the magazines to those found at the Martell Place scene.

Acker and the victim know one another and have been unable to settle a dispute.

Acker is charged with three Felony counts of discharging a weapon at an occupied structure, destroying real personal property of another, and child abuse/neglect with use of a deadly weapon. He is also charged with one Gross Misdemeanor count of discharging a gun where a person may be endangered.



The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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