8th arrest made in shooting investigation

Rigoberto Vega-Aguilar

Rigoberto Vega-Aguilar

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A man jailed last night is the eighth person to be arrested during the investigation of a shooting last weekend.

Rigoberto Vega-Aguilar, 29, was booked into the Carson City Jail at 9:45 p.m. on suspicion of felony possession of prescription drugs without a prescription, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm with drugs, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

According to the arrest report, officers went to Vega-Aguilar's North Edmonds Drive apartment about 8 p.m. Thursday to serve a search warrant signed by a judge that afternoon. Investigators had information that Vega was involved in a shooting on Aug. 14 in which members of two rival gangs exchanged gunfire outside an apartment complex at the corner of Menlo Drive and Lompa Lane. Despite about 30 shell casing found at the scene and a bullet piercing the wall of an unrelated apartment, no one was injured.

Upon entering Vega-Aguilar's apartment Thursday night deputies allegedly found marijuana and paraphernalia in the kitchen, a glass pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine with a white residue in the bathroom sink, a hydrocodone pill and a loaded .22 cal. revolver in the pocket of some rumbled jeans on the bathroom floor, the report states. The report states Vega-Aguilar told officers he'd just gotten out of the shower.

He is being held on $6,684.

There is also an immigration hold on Vega-Aguilar, who according to the report, has an an "ongoing immigration deportation case" with immigration authorities.

Though there have been eight arrests and two vehicles impounded, no charges have yet been filed directly related to the shootout.


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