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Suspect arrested after road rage shooting, deadly crash in west Reno

Published: Jul. 8, 2021 at 7:37 AM PDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2021 at 5:20 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - JULY 9 UPDATE: A passenger in a vehicle allegedly involved in a road rage attack who survived a crash has been booked on suspicion of open murder, attempted murder and other gun charges.

Laron Pierre Edward, 51, of Berkeley, Calif., was a passenger in a Thursday morning crash in which the driver of the vehicle died.

Edward was allegedly in a 2016 Acura ILX Thursday morning when an occupant fired a gun at a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado, which had bullet holes and a shattered driver’s side window.

Later at about 6:33 a.m., the Acura was going west at high speed on Interstate 80 near Robb Drive when it tried to pass a 2019 International tractor-trailer on the outside road shoulder. The front left of the Acura struck the ride side of the tractor-trailer. The Acura went out of control over all westbound lanes and into the dirt median where it overturned. It then went into the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 and hit a 2017 Freightliner tractor-trailer.

The Acura driver, Nichoel Davis, a 40, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was declared dead at the scene.

The Nevada Department of Public Safety is conducting the shooting investigation. Anyone who has information about that is asked to call 775-684-7430.

ORGINAL STORY: All lanes of eastbound Interstate 80 are back open west of Reno after a road rage shooting and wrong-way crash shut it down early Thursday.

It happened at about 6:30 a.m. July 8, 2021 near Robb Drive.

NHP said they received reports of shots fired from a black sedan in the westbound lanes. Another vehicle was found with bullet damage.

As the black sedan drove away it clipped a semi and crossed the median, hitting another semi in the eastbound lanes. The sedan driver was killed and a passenger was taken to the hospital. Troopers say they found a gun in the car.

Traffic was detoured at W. 4th Street during the investigation.

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