Sparks man arrested for firing gun outside home

Sixto Guzman Jr.
Sixto Guzman Jr.(Sparks Police Department)
Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 8:51 AM PST
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - The Sparks Police Department arrested a man Tuesday night after he allegedly fired three shots that were picked up by the gunshot detection system ShotSpotter.

Around 7:30 p.m., SPD officers responded to the 1500 block of I Street for a report of gunshots.

Upon arriving, officers could hear a man, later identified as 41-year-old Sixto Guzman Jr., yelling inside the house they had been directed to. They surrounded it and tried to call the man out using a PA system. Police spoke with several neighbors who said they also heard the shots, with one witness telling police they saw a man with a long gun at the front door of the house.

After nearly an hour, police say Guzman Jr. came to the door with a shotgun in his hands.

Guzman Jr. reportedly stepped on to the porch and fired a shot into the ground in front of him before being given verbal commands to drop the gun. He refused, and instead kept the gun to his side before going back into the house, shutting the door and barricading himself inside.

Sparks Police SWAT was then called to assist.

Police learned a woman was also inside the home and made contact with her by phone. She exited the residence, was received by officers unharmed and then released.

After hours of using their PA system to lure Guzman outside, at 9:52 p.m., he opened a window to the back of the house, ripped the screen off and jumped out of the house in an attempt to flee.

Guzman jumped into a neighboring back yard but was met by officers who detained him.

A search warrant of the house revealed four empty shotgun shells and four guns. Guzman was arrested and charged with four felony counts of being a felon in possession of a gun, resisting an officer with a firearm, being in possession of a short-barreled shotgun, and discharging a firearm where persons may be endangered.