Officers Arrest Man for Thursday's Gang-Related Shooting in Sun Valley

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RENO, Nev. -- Washoe County Sheriff's officials and members of the Regional Gang Unit arrested the man they say shot a 32-year-old early Thursday morning.

The shooting happened at about 1:18am Thursday, January 17 in the 4400 block of El Rancho Drive, which is in the Sun Valley area of Sparks. The victim went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. That's when Sheriff's Deputies were called to investigate.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) teamed with the Regional Gang Unit and by Friday had identified 24-year-old Juan Manuel Sanchez as a suspect.

Officers located and arrested him in Sun Valley before midnight Friday without incident. Sanchez faces a Battery with a Deadly Weapon in the Promotion of a Criminal Gang charge and a Carrying a Concealed Weapon charge.

Sheriff's Detectives and Regional Gang Unit officials ask that if you have more information, please call the WCSO at (775) 328-3320, or contact Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900,, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW.