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January 2, 2014
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Woman shot by former boyfriend out of hospital

The 19-year-old Carson City woman who was shot in the head has been released from the hospital, according to her mother.

Juanita Perry said Thursday that her daughter, Cassidy, is doing well. Juanita’s husband, Guy, was killed after being shot in the upper body Saturday morning.

Cassidy survived when, according to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, her ex-boyfriend Michael Brentlinger forced his way into Cassidy’s Carmine Street home about 6 a.m. Saturday. She called her father, who lived across the street, and he confronted Brentlinger. Brentlinger, 22, shot Guy Perry twice before turning and shooting Cassidy.

Cassidy’s brother Kyle was awakened by the shots and fought with Brentlinger for control of the .45-caliber pistol. The pistol reportedly was stolen.

Two more shots were fired during the struggle, but Kyle wasn’t hit.

Brentlinger fired one more shot before fleeing. After more than 48 hours of searching, he was found in south Reno. When officers confronted him at Manzanita Park, he killed himself with the pistol.

Brentlinger and Cassidy Perry were in a relationship and lived together until November. She obtained a restraining order against him Dec. 5 after he was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on her property.

Initial information from the Sheriff’s Office misidentified Cassidy.


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