Fernley man arrested on murder charges after shooting
A Fernley man has been arrested on suspicion of murder charges after shooting another man in the abdomen.
Charles Paulsen was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly shooting Michael Nascimento once after an altercation occurred near the 1000 block of Mountain Rose Drive in Fernley.
Nascimento was transported to Renown Medical Center where he underwent surgery. As of 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nascimento was listed as critical but stable condition.
Paulsen was arrested on attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon and provoking an assault. Paulsen’s girlfriend was also arrested on suspicion of aiding a felon and attempting to conceal/destroy evidence.
Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at 775-575-3350 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.