Suspect arrested in death of McQueen High student

Published: May. 9, 2022 at 9:47 AM PDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 4:09 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - JUNE 29 UPDATE: The Reno Police Department announced that a suspect was arrested Wednesday in the killing of 18-year-old McQueen High School student Alexander Sanabria.

Police described the suspect only as a juvenile male.

He was arrested for involuntary manslaughter and discharging a gun in a vehicle, both felonies, and a gross misdemeanor count of destruction of evidence.

MAY 9 UPDATE: The shooting victim, Alexander Sanabria, was a student at McQueen High School. Today McQueen principal Amy Marable released the statement below:

Dear McQueen Families,

This is your principal Mrs. Marable. I am calling with a heavy heart to inform you of the sudden and unexpected death of one of our McQueen students.

The school district is committed to helping our students, staff, and families cope with grief and loss. McQueen counselors and the district crisis support team have been assisting at McQueen today and will be readily available to provide continued support.

It is possible that your child may have some feelings and questions that he/she may like to discuss with you. You can help your child by taking time to listen and by encouraging them to express their feelings. All children are different and will express their feelings in different ways. We encourage you to access available resources and contact information listed on the email Connect Ed. Please keep an eye on your child and let us know how we might support you and your child.


Amy Marable

McQueen Principal

ORIGINAL STORY: The Reno Police Department is investigating after an 18-year-old was shot and killed over the weekend.

Police said Alexander Sanabria arrived at Renown on Saturday, May 7, 2022 around 2:10 a.m. with a gunshot wound. He later died at the hospital.

Detectives are investigating it as a murder, but do not believe it was random or that there is any danger to the public.

If you have any information about this shooting, call the Reno Police Department’s non-emergency line at 775-334-2188 or Sgt. Silver at 775-691-5036. You can also contact Secret Witness by calling or texting the tip to 775-322-4900.

A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s).

A GoFundMe account has also been created.

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