Carson man arrested in shooting death
Appeal Staff Writer
A Carson City man was in custody Thursday morning after eluding police for
8 hours following a killing on Carson River Road.
Donald Lee Davis, 21, was apprehended behind Meeks Lumber on North Carson
Street around 9 a.m.
He is suspected in the 1 a.m. shooting death of Zack Warren, 18.
According to Carson City Sheriff’s Detective Motamenpour, Warren, Davis and two others were in a home at 4900 Carson River Road when Davis allegedly pulled out a weapon.
“He was displaying it for a few minutes before the shooting,” Motamenpour
Warren was struck once in the temple. Motamenpour said it was unclear if
the shooting was intentional or accidental. He said it didn’t appear there
was a dispute among the men prior to the shooting.
Witnesses said Davis fled on foot from the rear of the home.
At 6:30 a.m. the suspected weapon, a .45 cal. handgun was located on the
Search and Rescue crews searched the immediate acreage of the 550-acre
ranch in East Carson City searching for the suspect, but came up empty.
About 8 a.m. a friend of the suspect told police he had allegedly tried to
convince Davis to surrender, but he’d refused.
After chasing numerous, fruitless leads for about an hour, Davis was
discovered behind the North Carson Street lumber yard.
He was arrested without incident.
Updates will posted here as we learn more.