Man charged in window-shootings case |

Man charged in window-shootings case

by Sheila Gardner
Nevada Appeal News Service

Convicted arsonist David Scott Killen is facing two gross-misdemeanor charges in connection with a window-breaking spree in Carson City and Douglas County.

Killen, 22, a former Gardnerville Ranchos resident, was charged with discharging a firearm where a person may be endangered and willful injury to property.

Justice of the Peace Jim EnEarl appointed Derrick Lopez to represent Killen after the suspect said he could not afford a lawyer.

Killen remains in the Douglas County Jail on $10,000 cash bail.

The criminal complaint alleges that Killen discharged a weapon or aided and abetted Dylan Patrick Gregory, 21, in discharging a weapon by driving a vehicle.

Gregory has not been charged in connection with the incident, but Douglas County sheriff’s Capt. Mike Biaggini said the investigation was ongoing.

Killen also faces charges in Carson City, where more than two dozen windows were reported shot with pellets.

According to the complaint, Killen and Gregory used a CO2-powered BB gun.

Killen told EnEarl he had been working at PetSmart and his wife worked for a veterinarian.

The vandalism spree stretched from Stateline at Lake Tahoe, through Carson City and Minden and Gardnerville.

At 3:30 p.m. Monday, the driver of a vehicle called 911 near the intersection of Riverview Drive and Dresslerville Road in the Ranchos.

The woman, whose 14-year-old daughter was a passenger in the minivan, reported that the driver’s side window had been shattered.

She was able to identify the suspect and made out a citizen’s arrest complaint.

Damage reports also were filed from the East Fork Fire District and Re/Max Realty where windows were shattered six minutes apart.

Damage to the fire station window was estimated at $400.

About 29 businesses and vehicles reported windows shot out on Carson Street, Long Street, William Street, Corbett Street, East Robinson Street, East Nye Lane and West Musser Street between 1 and 3 p.m. Monday.

Damage is expected to be in excess of $20,000.

Carson City Sheriff’s Detective Keith Bopko said he expects to submit the case against Killen to the district attorney today.