Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Oct 11, 2023 - 1:21PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Deems Verdi Shooting Self Defense

Case Number:
For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820


On September 26, 2023, at approximately 03:00 a.m., Washoe County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to the 3200 block of Mario Road in Verdi for a reported shooting.

When Deputies arrived on the scene, they located a male subject with multiple gunshot wounds.

That male was pronounced deceased at 03:44 a.m.

After investigating this incident, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have deemed this shooting was in self-defense.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case number: WC23-5067.

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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