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Suspect in Elko fatal shooting arrested in Sparks

A suspect in the shooting investigation in South Elko has been identified as 30-year-old Austin...
A suspect in the shooting investigation in South Elko has been identified as 30-year-old Austin Himmelman of Elko.(Washoe County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 8, 2021 at 1:40 PM PST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2021 at 1:38 PM PST
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ELKO, Nev. - JAN. 12 UPDATE: The suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Elko has been arrested in Sparks.

Detectives from the Regional Crime Suppression Unit and the U.S. Marshals Service located Austin Himmelman on Tuesday , January 12th and took him into custody. The arrest happened in the 2400 block of Victorian Avenue.

Sparks Police say there is an active warrant for Himmelman’s arrest. He is currently being held on charges of Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm.

JAN. 10 UPDATE: A man shot Thursday in Elko has died, the Elko Police Department said Sunday.

Police identified the deceased as Allan Baze, 32, of Elko. Baze died Friday at a Utah hospital.

Police are still looking for suspect Austin William Himmelman.

ORIGINAL STORY: Police are looking for a 30-year-old Elko man they believe shot two people at a trailer park on the city’s south side.

According to the Elko Daily Free Press, Elko police identified Austin William Himmelman as the suspect in Thursday’s shooting.

Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Officers found one male victim in front of a mobile home, and one female inside a trailer when they were called to the park Thursday morning. Both were transported to an Elko hospital but the man has been flown to a Utah hospital where he’s in intensive care.

The woman is recovering from surgery to remove a bullet.

UPDATE ON THE SHOOTING IN SOUTH ELKO: ​The male victim in the shooting that occurred this past Thursday has passed away...

Posted by Elko Police Department on Saturday, January 9, 2021

UPDATE ON THE SHOOTING IN SOUTH ELKO: A suspect in the recent shooting investigation in South Elko has been identified...

Posted by Elko Police Department on Friday, January 8, 2021

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