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UPDATE: Deceased suspect in Carson City pursuit believed to be 23-year-old male

A 23-year-old man was found deceased in his vehicle Saturday morning following a high-speed chase that ended in Carson City.
The three-county pursuit through Storey, Lyon and Carson City that began at 9:39 a.m. Saturday ended when the suspect of the vehicle crashed and was discovered deceased shortly after 10:08 a.m., on Highway 50 East in Carson City, according to a release from the Carson City's Sheriff's Office.
The driver has been tentatively identified as a 23-year-old white male, but positive identification is pending the Medical Examiner's Office conclusions.
The pursuit began on the USA Parkway after a routine traffic stop by a Storey County deputy. Immediately after it was suspected that the driver of the vehicle had at least two outstanding warrants for his arrest in California, and was described as "armed and dangerous," the driver sped away in his rental SUV, followed by the deputy and the Nevada Highway Patrol, according to the release.
The Storey County Sheriff's Office discontinued the pursuit at the Storey and Lyon County line.
Lyon County deputies and NHP followed the suspect south to Highway 50, and then east through Dayton and into Mound House. Attempts to disable the vehicle with road spikes by NHP failed, and the suspect entered into Carson City at speeds estimated above 100 mph.
Approximately one-quarter mile into Carson City, the suspect's vehicle, pursued by Carson City Sheriff's, collided with the concrete highway center divider, crossed oncoming traffic lanes, and came to rest on the east side of the highway. Deputies made contact with the driver, but found him deceased in the vehicle. No other injuries were reported.
While the cause of death will be determined by the Washoe County Medical Examiner early next week, evidence recovered at the scene has suggested the suspect may have died of a self-inflicted wound to the head. A semi-automatic pistol and an AR-15 style rifle were recovered in the SUV, along with a single ejected 9mm bullet casing.
As a result of this incident, at least one minor traffic accident in Lyon County was recorded, a Carson City ambulance responding to the incident was involved in a minor collision, and one Carson City deputy fired one shot from a shotgun at the suspect's vehicle. There is no current evidence or information of any injuries from these incidents.
Eastbound traffic on Highway 50 in Carson City was heavily impacted for approximately six hours while the scene was processed.
Due to the broad span of investigation, the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Investigations Division, has assumed primary responsibility for the investigation. Agencies involved in the incident included Storey, Lyon and Carson counties, and the Nevada Highway Patrol. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, along with Washoe County criminalists and NHP Major Incident Reconstruction Team are assisting in the investigation.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning.

Carson City man arrested after standoff


The man involved in the standoff has been identified by authorities as 31-year-old Shane Anderson, of Carson City.

Anderson was arrested around 12:30 a.m., after SWAT breeched the residence.

Deputies had arrived at the 4000 block of Etta Drive at 8:06 p.m. Sunday night for reports of a suicidal subject. When deputies arrived on scene Anderson was in the upstairs window with a shotgun in his hands and “racked” the pump action of the weapon. Reports stated that Anderson then pointed the shotgun outside the window down at deputies on scene and yelled “I am going out in a blaze of glory.”

Dispatch reports said that Anderson was on the phone with his girlfriend who was on the phone with dispatch saying that he was going to shoot any deputies that entered the residence. It was believed at one point that Anderson had shot himself after telling his girlfriend he was going to and deputies heard a round fired within the residence.

A robot was used to search parts of the house for the suspect, though ultimately it was deputies that found the man hiding and asleep in the home.

He was taken into custody  without injuries around 12:30 a.m.

Anderson was charged with felony assault on a protected person with a dangerous weapon, felony discharging a firearm inside and occupied dwelling, felony intimidation of a public officer with force and drawing a dangerous weapon in a threatening manner. His bail was set at $50,500.


A Carson City neighborhood was locked down Sunday night during a standoff between law enforcement and a suicidal subject.

Deputies responded to the 4000 block of Etta Place Sunday around 8:30 p.m. They were dispatched to the residence for a suicidal subject and upon arrival, the subject confronted deputies with a shotgun.

The neighborhood was placed under lockdown as deputies secured a barricade around the residence. It was undetermined exactly what the subject said to deputies, however Sheriff Ken Furlong said that the subject made threats against the deputies on scene with the shotgun.

The subject is described as a middle-aged man. There are no hostages reported in the residence.

The standoff is still ongoing and information will be updated as it becomes available.

Hundreds gather at candlelight vigil for injured Carson High students

The community came out in droves Sunday night to show their support to the seven Carson and Dayton high school students who were injured in a crash Thursday.

Hundreds of students, families and community members gathered at McFadden Plaza to honor and pray for those in recovery.

The seven students were injured Thursday night after their vehicle was involved in a rollover crash.

“We have all gathered here for love and prayer to send to everyone in Reno for our friends in the hospital,” said Carson High teacher Angila Golik. “We need to keep the unity of love and prayer in our hearts.”

Several prominent members of the community were present at the vigil including Mayor Bob Crowell, Sheriff Ken Furlong, the Board of Supervisors and religious leaders.

“Tragedies like this shake us to our core, it changes us in the blink of an eye,” said Crowell.”Tonight we express sorrow for the injured and their families and friends and we hope those injured can soon smile again with us. We want them to know we stand strong with them.”

For the community, it was important to come together for the students injured.

“We came out just to show our support for the families and students, it’s nice to see,” said Tammy Warkentin, who’s child is a freshman at CHS. “It is terrifying, they were all good kids, it can just happen so easily.”


The community also wanted to make sure they expressed their gratitude to the first responders who were on scene that night.

The half-hour long vigil was filled with prayer, speeches and songs- one of which was written by CHS student Cassidy Painter for the injured seven. Superintendent Richard Stokes spoke to the students about how everyone’s love will help the students recover.

“I believe in miracles, that one collection of faith has power,” Stokes said. “Students, it’ll be tough the next couple days and it will take us all to see through this terrible tragedy. But I am honored to be part of this community, look at how many people came out for us.”

But the most important part was to make sure the students knew they were surrounded by support and love as they continue on with school starting again Monday.

“This is a community that loves you kids, we are here for you,” said Ty McMillen, CHS advisor for the Fellowship for Student Athletes.

Golik concluded the ceremony by reminding everyone that they need to take each day at a time to get through the tough time.

“We have school (tomorrow) and we have to keep going,” Golik said. “We have to move forward but pray for them, hope for them.”

She added, you can live three days without water, three days without food, “but you can’t live three minutes without hope.”

To contribute visit gofundme.com/prayforthem or https://www.gofundme.com/brianda-diaz.


Carson High School will host a “miracle minute” on Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, Firehouse Subs will donate 20 percent of its net sales from the day to the victims.

On Wednesday, the Carson High-Douglas High staff basketball game has been moved to Carson High at 7 p.m. All the proceeds will benefit the families. T-shirts and bracelets will be sold.

On Thursday, Pizza Factory is donated 20 percent of all the sales from the day to the victims.

On Saturday, a 6 on 6 soccer tournament will take place at Carson High School. The entry fee will be $60 per team with all the proceeds to benefit the families. The games will start at 9 a.m.

On Monday, Nov. 20, Chili’s Restaurant, from 4-9 p.m. will donate 15 percent of all proceeds to the families.

Carson High shooting threat a hoax, says Sheriff’s Office

Threats of a school shooting at Carson High School have been determined to be a hoax by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

At 8:30 p.m., Carson City Dispatch Center was informed of reports of a threatened shooting to take place at Carson High School Wednesday, Oct. 18. Detectives and School Resources Officers were immediately dispatched to assist patrol deputies in tracking down the threat.

It was determined that the threat was a relay of a Snapchat that originated in Pennsylvania and was not connected to Carson City or the high school. The relay was done by a concerned Carson High student who relayed the message via social media locally before informing his/her parents.

The source of the Snapchat was verified by Carson City Detectives with the help of Pennsylvania authorities and believe that there was never a threat to the school.

“Everything is safe,” said Sheriff Ken Furlong.

In coordination with the Carson City District Superintendent Richard Stokes, all Carson City schools will be open at normal hours Wednesday morning. As a precaution, the Sheriff’s Office will provide additional officers at the school for the day.