Dayton man found fatally shot; suicide suspected

A Dayton man apparently committed suicide in a parking lot Thursday morning, according to a Lyon County Sheriff’s Office news release.
At 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Lyon County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Maverik in Dayton for shots fired, according to the release. Upon arriving, deputies discovered the victim, 76-year-old Dayton resident Johnny Barnett, deceased.
The incident occurred in a dirt lot near Maverik. Witnesses, from the store, stated the man had shot himself. Lifesaving efforts were attempted.
A handgun was found at the scene and it appears Barnett shot himself, the release said. No other people were injured. Barnett’s family was notified a short time later.
At this time, this case is under investigation, and there is no danger to the public.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident can call the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at 775-577-5023 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900. You can also text your tips to Secret Witness at 775-329-4900.


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