RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - An arrest has been made in a shooting that left a 31-year-old man dead.
Mugshot courtesy Washoe County jail
The Reno Police Department says an investigation by detectives with the Robbery/Homicide Unit and the Regional Crime Suppression Unit (RCSU) revealed that before the shooting, Patrick McDaniel, the man who was shot to death, had been in possession of various guns, ammunition, and explosive caps that were later determined to have been stolen from a California law enforcement agency. The identity of that agency has not been released.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 during the late evening hours, McDaniel and a friend took the guns, ammunition, and explosive caps to 175 E. Grove Street as part of a sale of those items. While in the parking lot, 34-year-old Michael Kizer (whose name was originally released as Mark), a participant in the transaction, pulled a gun and shot McDaniel multiple times, according to police.
Police say Kizer left the scene in McDaniel’s car, which contained the merchandise. McDaniel was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His car was located abandoned the following morning.
February 8, 2018, detectives found Kizer at a business in the 200 block of N. McCarran Boulevard in Sparks and took him into custody. They got a search warrant for an apartment in the 2100 block of Sutro Avenue, which they executed February 9. Police found the guns and explosive caps involved in the case. Ammunition and additional items stolen from the California law enforcement agency were also later located and recovered by investigators.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Reno Police Department or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.