Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Apr 05, 2021 - 2:48PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrest man for breaking down door, shooting resident

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

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies arrested Eduardo Palacios, 43, of Reno on April 3, 2021 on multiple felony charges after a shooting in Sun Valley this weekend.

Patrol Deputies were called to the 100 block of Staci Way shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, after reports of a known subject breaking down the residents’ door and immediately shooting one of the adults inside. One of two other adults who reside at the home tackled Palacios while the second took a handgun out of his possession. Deputies placed Palacios under arrest while one of the residents was still restraining the suspect.

The victim was transported to an area hospital, where she remains in stable condition.

Palacios is charged with Domestic Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Home Invasion while in Possession of a Firearm, and Burglary while in Possession of a Firearm.

If you or someone you know is in a violent domestic relationship, please be aware of community resources:

  • Crisis Support Services of Northern Nevada: 800-992-5757
  • Domestic Violence Resource Center: 775-329-4150
  • Safe Embrace – Family Violence Program & Shelter: 775-322-3466
  • Sierra Community House, Incline Village: 800-736-1060
  • Temporary Protection Order Office: 775-328-3127
  • As always, in an emergency call 911 for Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputy response 


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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