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October 18, 2020 at 3:00 am

Assualt with Deadly Weapon on a Protected Person/Major Injury Accident/Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle

On October 18th, 2020 at approximately 0300 hours, Sparks Police officers responded to a report of a possible road rage/shooting incident, with several shots fired, in the area of El Rancho and Oddie Blvd.  A few minutes later, an officer located (2) two vehicles, that appeared to have been in an accident near El Rancho and Wedekind Rd and tried to determine if anyone had been injured. 

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When the officer exited his vehicle, he saw one of the subjects, later identified as Kelvin TORRES, exit his vehicle, draw a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the officer.  Within seconds, a subject with TORRES grabbed his arm and pushed the handgun down, no shots were fired.  A few moments later, Torres was safely taken into custody.  No shots were fired by the officer.

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It was later discovered that the accident was related to the road rage/shooting incident.

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During the investigation, it was determined that along with TORRES, another suspect vehicle was pursuing the victim vehicle. The vehicle, which was driven by a 23-year-old male, appeared to have lost control, and crashed into a guardrail on El Rancho.  Also, in the vehicle was a 23-year-old female.  The driver sustained major non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.  The female passenger sustained minor injuries.  A firearm was also located in the vehicle that crashed. 

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The Sparks Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded to investigate the accident.

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The victim vehicle involved in the shooting incident, was struck with (3) three projectiles, however the driver was not injured.  The vehicle had no other passengers.

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TORRES was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Protected Person.

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The investigation of the shooting is still ongoing.

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The Sparks Police Department is asking that anyone who has any information or witnessed the incident to please contact the Sparks Police Department or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

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