RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Reno Police have released the name of a man shot and killed at a Walmart store, and they are confirming the incident was connected to road rage.
The scene of a road rage turned deadly at the East Second Street Walmart in Reno on Nov. 24, 2016. Photo by Chris Buckley/KOLO.
33-year-old Mathew McGraw was killed. Police have talked to all the people they believe were involved in the road rage and shooting; they say they have also located the vehicles and firearms involved.
The incident took place the night of November 24, 2016 at the East Second Street Walmart in Reno. Initial information indicated the road rage was over a parking spot; Officer Tim Broadway now says it appears, based on witness interviews, that one driver accidentally cut off McGraw in the parking lot and no specific parking space was being fought over. Police say McGraw got out of his vehicle and attacked the other driver with a metal baton, breaking a car window and hitting the driver in the face. That driver then grabbed a gun from his car and fired through the window, killing McGraw. The shooter is licensed to carry a weapon, according to police. He left the scene, saying he was still in fear for his life, but is cooperating with investigators.
The investigation is ongoing, but police say no charges are anticipated against the shooter, whose name has not been released.