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December 31, 2013
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Guy Perry identified as victim in homicide

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has identified the father and daughter who were shot Saturday in Carson City.

Guy Perry, 52, died from gunshot wounds to the upper body. His daughter Cassandra, 19, was shot in the head but is expected to fully recover.

Alleged shooter Michael Dylan Brentlinger, 22, committed suicide when he was confronted by Reno Police officers Monday after fleeing the scene of the shooting.

According to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office:

Brentlinger forced his way into the Carmine Street home of his former girlfriend about 6 a.m. Saturday. She called her father, who lived across the street, and he confronted Brentlinger. Brentlinger shot Perry twice before turning and shooting Cassandra.

Cassandra’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.

Detectives don’t believe anyone else was involved, so the case will be closed.

Brentlinger and Cassandra 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.


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