Police arrest suspect in robbery involving gunfire in home

Mugshot courtesy Washoe County jail
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Reno Police have arrested a man they believe broke into a home while the residents were home.

May 16, 2017, officers responded to a burglary at a home. The victims told police that John Jackson, whom they know, had climbed in through an open window and confronted them with a handgun. They say Jackson demanded items from the residents inside the home, aiming the handgun at them and threatening to kill them.

Police say one of the victims tried to tackle Jackson, who then fired a round from the gun, hitting a window. The victims say after Jackson took things from the home, he stole a vehicle from the home and drove off. No one was hurt in the shooting.

Police say the stolen vehicle was abandoned nearby, and Jackson ran off and hid. The Regional Crime Suppression Unit was called in to help find him. He was found later the same day and arrested on several felony charges.

30-year-old John Gordon Jackson is booked for burglary, 2 counts of armed robbery, 5 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse/neglect, felony domestic battery, ex-felon in possession of a firearm, and discharging a weapon within a structure.

As the robbery is still under investigation, police are not releasing some details to the public.