Man killed Christmas Eve in Carson City had strange, aggressive behavior

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Published: Dec. 24, 2021 at 3:42 PM PST
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - DEC. 25 UPDATE: A man shot and killed Friday by a neighbor in Carson City had been acting strangely or aggressively towards his neighbors in recent days, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office described the deceased as only a 41-year-old man. They also did not identify the man who fired the shot.

It happened about 2:56 p.m. at an apartment complex at 20 College Parkway in north Carson City, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies arrived to find a man lying in the doorway of a downstairs apartment with a gunshot wound in his chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The apartment resident told deputies an “aggressive incident” took place and he shot the man. He cooperated with authorities and acknowledged he had a .22-caliber pistol.

“Interviews of area residents, as well as the suspected shooter, have disclosed a recent pattern of erratic and aggressive behaviors by the Deceased male at and around the apartment complex,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “This information was later confirmed by records at the Sheriff’s Office, including several calls for service where the Deceased was acting strangely or aggressive to people in the area.”

Deputies responded to the apartments early Friday due to the deceased’s strange behavior. The deputies did not seek a forced psychiatric committal, but they did take a 12-guage shotgun from him that he recently bought, the sheriff’s office said.

The person who fired the shot was released and has not been charged.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call dispatch 775-887-2677 or detectives  on Monday at 775-887-2500.

ORIGINAL STORY: One person is dead after a Friday afternoon shooting in north Carson City, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office reports.

Deputies went to the area of 20 College Parkway in midafternoon. They found one man dead.

Deputies took one man into custody. There was no further information about the incident.

The sheriff’s office said three was no threat to the community.

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