Man surrenders in Champion Street shooting | NevadaAppeal.com

Man surrenders in Champion Street shooting

by F.T. Norton
ftnorton@nevadaappeal.com

A man wanted for questioning after a shooting March 22 surrendered Monday. Two other suspects are still at large.

Gregory Allen Kelly Jr., 23, was booked into the Carson City Jail on suspicion of felony battery with a deadly weapon, felony assault with a deadly weapon, misdemeanor battery and two justice court warrants for probation violation. Bail is set at $37,000.

According to police, around 10 p.m. March 22, Kelly Jr., his father, Gregory Allen Kelly Sr., 44, and Antonio Lopez, 23, went to a home on Champion Street to confront a relative’s boyfriend, Jorge Meza-Guzman, 29, who allegedly was smoking meth with another woman.

Kelly Jr. allegedly held a gun against the head of a man sitting in a vehicle outside, the police report states.

“Gregory Jr. threatened the (man), saying, ‘Don’t get out of the truck. I’ll kill you,” the report states.

Kelly Jr. and Kelly Sr. both beat Meza-Guzman, according to police.

“When Jorge got up to run (the witness) saw Gregory Jr. pull the silver gun from his front pocket, point it at Jorge and shoot,” Detective Dena Lacy wrote in the arrest report. “Gregory Sr., Gregory Jr. and Antonio then ran away.”

Meza-Guzman sustained gunshot wounds in the back and the hip. He was treated and released from an area hospital.

Kelly Jr. told detectives he saw that he was wanted in the newspaper and decided to turn himself in.

Investigators still are looking for Kelly Sr. and Lopez.