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July 14, 2017 at 10:34 am

Battery W/ Deadly Weapon

Case #16-8647

Type of Incident: Battery W/ Deadly Weapon

Date and Time of Incident: 10/02/16 0215hrs

Location: Bunker Hill Lane

Victim: Unnamed 22 year old male

Suspect: McKneely, Elieja


On October 2, 2016 at approximately 2:15 am, Sparks Police Officers responded to the report of a shooting on Bunker Hill Lane in Sparks.  

Officers arrived on scene and located a 22-year-old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds, who was transported to the hospital.  The injuries are non-life threatening.  The shooting was related to a large party in the area.

******UPDATED INFORMATION**************

With the assistance of the Regional Gang Unit, Sparks Police Detectives continued investigating the facts and circumstances of this case after the initial call for service.  During the course of the investigation the firearm used in the shooting was recovered and the suspect was identified as Elieja McKneely, a 19 year old California resident.  McKneely was charged with Attempted Murder, Battery W/Deadly Weapon Causing Substantial Bodily Harm, and Discharging a Weapon Where A Person Might Be Endangered.  McKneely is currently being held at the Washoe County Jail.


Releasing Authority:   Bellamy, Clinte L
  Sergeant Detective
  Police Dept Detectives
  cbellamy@cityofsparks.us
  (775) 353-2241 x5552

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