Sparks shooting suspect hit with additional charge

O'Neil Thomas
O'Neil Thomas(Sparks Police Department)
Published: Dec. 12, 2022 at 1:56 PM PST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2022 at 9:41 AM PST
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE AT 1:08 P.M.: The suspect charged in a shooting in Sparks has been given an additional charge of armed robbery.

Sparks Police say on Dec. 11 around 8:46 p.m., Thomas robbed the Extra Mile Chevron at 1600 Victorian Ave. He is accused of using a rifle in commission of the robbery.

He was add booked and is now charged with:

  • Use of a Deadly Weapon
  • Battery with a deadly weapon
  • Discharge firearm from a vehicle
  • Discharge firearm into an occupied vehicle
  • Prohibited person in possession of a firearm
  • Robbery with a deadly weapon
  • Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person

DEC. 14 UPDATE: A man has been arrested for a shooting that happened near the Sparks Marina earlier this week.

O’Neil Thomas was arrested Tuesday night. Sparks Police say he fired several rifle rounds at the victim and his car, striking both.

When officers with the Sparks Police Department arrived on scene, they received information the victim had driven several blocks away after having been shot.

After investigation, it was determined the shooting took place in the parking lot of 790 N. McCarran Boulevard. The male victim suffered multiple non-life threatening injuries, and was found in the area of McCarran and Nichols.

ORIGINAL STORY: A shooting in Sparks hospitalized one person on Monday.

Police say just before noon, they received multiple calls of shots fired at Prater Way and Howard Drive.

First responders found a victim who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Medical aid was provided on scene and the victim was taken to the hospital.

The condition of the victim is not known at the moment.

Detectives are looking to talk with witnesses, and they urge anyone with information to call Sparks Police or Secret Witness.