Homeowner shoots and kills home invasion suspect in Gardnerville
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man shot and killed Sunday night in the Gardnerville Ranchos area after authorities said he tried to break into a home.
It happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Bumblebee Drive.
The sheriff's office said 36-year-old Joshua McCarthy of Gardnerville was reportedly involved in a physical confrontation with the homeowner while attempting to break in. The homeowner then shot McCarthy, the sheriff's office said. According to authorities, the two did not know each other.
Several witnesses told responding deputies that McCarthy had been in a fight with another person at a different home prior to the shooting. They also said McCarthy had been drinking heavy amounts of alcohol.
The sheriff's office said this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information related to this incident is asked to contact Investigator Scott Battcher at 775-782-9905.
One person is dead following a shooting Saturday night in the Gardnerville Ranchos area, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.
All people involved were detained and an investigation is on-going, the sheriff’s office said. The public is not at risk.
The call for the shooting in the 1400 block of Bumblebee Drive came in at 9:31 p.m. Deputies arrived on the scene to find one person, described only as male, dead. Sheriff Dan Coverley told Citywide Video News there were several bystanders.
“We still don’t know what caused this or why this happened,” Coverley said.