Fernley man arrested after Wednesday standoff

Lakhvir Singh

Lakhvir Singh

On February 1, 2023, at approximately 1240 hours, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the area of Olive Branch Court in Fernley, Nevada for a report of a male subject discharging a firearm in the street.

Upon arrival, deputies contacted witnesses and identified the suspect as 38-year-old Lakhvir Singh, who lived in the neighborhood. Singh’s location was unknown at the time. Out of an abundance of caution area schools were put on lockdown. As Deputies canvassed the neighborhood, they were advised Singh had attempted to force entry into a residence in the neighborhood, failed and then re-entered his own residence.

Deputies went to Singh’s residence and contacted him in the front yard. Singh was observed with his elderly mother and yelled profanity at the Deputies before re-entering his home. Due to the serious nature of the situation and potential threat to the community, Deputies established a perimeter and attempted to call Singh out of the residence over their loudspeaker. Due to Singh being located and contained, the lockdown on area schools was lifted. Singh was uncooperative and remained in the residence. A short time later, Singh’s mother exited the residence, and it was determined Singh was the home’s only occupant.

Deputies attempted to communicate with Singh via the telephone, loudspeaker and personal communication, unsuccessfully, for a couple of hours. It became apparent Singh was not going to exit the residence, so the Mobile Outreach Safety Team including mental health professionals, Lyon County Crisis Negotiation’s Team and SWAT Team were requested.

The standoff continued into the evening, with numerous attempts made and tactics used to seek a peaceful resolution. During this incident, Singh exited the residence on a couple of occasions while armed with a shotgun and revolver, and Deputies reported hearing a gunshot from within the residence. The Crisis Negotiation Team was eventually contacted by Singh, who remained uncooperative.

Less-Lethal Munitions were utilized on the residence, and negotiations continued. Singh eventually surrendered and exited the residence at approximately 1915 hours. While executing a search warrant on the residence, Deputies identified evidence shots had been fired within the home. They also discovered a large cache of firearms and ammunition.

North Lyon County Fire Department Personnel evaluated Singh on scene as a matter of standard practice and he was released to law enforcement personnel for transport to the jail.

Lakhvir Singh was booked into the Lyon County Jail on the following charges:

NRS 202.290 Discharge Firearm Where Person May Be Endangered NRS 205.067 Attempted Home Invasion
NRS 199.280 Resisting Public Officer with a Firearm
NRS 202.287 Discharging a Firearm with a Residence

BAIL: $62,500.00

If you have any information related to this on-going investigation, please contact the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at 775-463-6600.


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