D.A. Declines to Charge Woman in Shooting

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Prosecutors have cleared a 39-year-old Reno woman who shot and wounded a man she caught vandalizing her van in March in downtown Reno.

Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick says the woman won't be prosecuted because she acted in self-defense.

Instead, prosecutors expect to charge the man, 23-year-old Karan-Vir Singh, with destruction of property or tampering with a motor vehicle.

Gammick declines to identify the woman.

Singh was shot once in the chest after the woman confronted him in the parking lot of the Nelson Building, a University of Nevada, Reno facility on West Second Street. He has since recovered from the injuries.

Prosecutors say the woman, a mother of four, obtained a concealed weapon permit and the handgun after she was a domestic violence victim.

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