One charged in Thursday shooting

A Carson City man has been charged in connection with a Thursday night shooting that left one person injured.

Jose Rayo, 25, of Carson City, was booked on suspicion of 13 counts of discharging a firearm in a populated area. He was already in Carson City Jail on a probation violation charge.

According to Carson City Sheriff's Detective Dena Lacy, 19-year-old victim Enrigue Rodrigo-Romero, a 17-year-old boy and one other person followed a black Escalade whose occupants yelled obscenities and flashed gang signs at them.

"So these three yahoos get in their car and they drive to 1630 Long Street, get out to go confront the guys," she said.

The 17-year-old brought along a .22 caliber rifle to the apartment, Lacy said.

At some point, Lacy said, Rayo grabbed the gun away.

Rayo allegedly told police he ran to the end of the driveway and unloaded the .22-caliber rifle into the air.

"He said he was trying to scare people and get them to leave," Lacy wrote in the report.

Rodrigo-Romero was shot once in the leg.

Rayo was arrested the night of the shooting on suspicion of probation violation. A test performed early Friday morning for gunshot residue on his hands allegedly indicated he'd fired a weapon recently, said Lacy.

Two others also were arrested, but not in connection with the shooting, said Lacy.

Hugo Zambrano, 22, was booked into the Carson City on Saturday on suspicion of probation violation. Monday he received a 26-day jail sentence. Hector Zambrano, 20, was arrested Friday also on probation violation with a no-bail hold.


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