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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.

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.

Man arrested in connection with Saturday morning shooting

5 p.m. Update

Release from the Carson City Sheriff's Office:

At 3:10 a.m., Saturday, the Sheriff's Office 911 Center received reports from residents who heard gunshots along East Highway 50 East in Carson City.

At 3:16 a.m., deputies made contact with the victims at Highway 50 and Deer Run Road.  Information was obtained that the shooting took place while they were driving eastbound toward Lyon County.  Their vehicle was struck by approximately 13 shots and one passenger in the vehicle was struck in the arm.

The victim, whose name is not being released at this time, was transported to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center by Carson City Fire/Paramedics, where he was treated and released for a gunshot injury to the arm.  No other injuries were reported.

As a result of social media releases, information regarding the identity of the suspects was received by sheriff's detectives that led them to a Lyon County residence.

At the residence, Travis Donald Mickelson, 36, was taken into custody without incident.

Mickelson is being held at the Carson City Jail on a charge of attempted murder, with bail set at  $75,000, as well as a charge of battery with a deadly weapon/with substantial bodily harm, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Initial post

One man has been arrested in connection with an early morning shooting Saturday.

Deputies responded to reports of a shooting at 3 a.m., Saturday morning at Highway 50. The victims had been at the AM/PM gas station at Highway 50 and Lompa Lane when they encountered a male, identified as Travis Mickelson, and his female passenger. They were in a blue van, possibly an older Dodge Caravan.

The suspect and victim vehicles both left the gas station at separate times, driving east on Highway 50. The suspect vehicle pulled up alongside the victim vehicle and shot at them several times.

One passenger was hit in the shoulder.

Deputies and paramedics were able to treat the victim and he was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Mickelson was arrested by Lyon County police Saturday afternoon. The female was also located but is not being arrested at this time.

Anyone with information please contact the Carson City Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center at 775-887-2677, Detective Sam Hatley 775-283-7852, or Captain Brian Humphrey 775-283-7850.