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Victim identified in Northeast Reno shooting death

Dante Giovanni Degrado, 18, was arrested for Open Murder with a Deadly Weapon and Carrying a...
Dante Giovanni Degrado, 18, was arrested for Open Murder with a Deadly Weapon and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.(Sparks Police Department)
Published: Feb. 21, 2021 at 9:16 AM PST|Updated: 20 hours ago
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE MAR. 1 The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man killed February 20, 2021 in Northeast Reno as Jose Cruz-Almaraz, 19.

The cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. Police say the shooting happened about 8:30 P.M. on Tripp Drive in the area of the Hug High School baseball field.

Reno Police have arrested a suspect in the case, Dante Giovanni Degrado, 18, of Sparks. Degrado is facing charges of Open Murder with a Deadly Weapon and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Police said the death does not appear to be gang related.

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2115, or Secret Witness at 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP411) keyword – SW.

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