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July 22, 2020 at 10:32 pm


On July 22nd, 2020, at 6:01pm, Sparks PD Dispatch began receiving calls of a trouble unknown on Battle Born Way underneath the railroad overpass.  Multiple people were reported down on the side of the road in what may have been a hit and run vehicle accident.  Through further investigation, this incident was found to be an intentional act in which the suspect drove a vehicle into the 5 victims. 


One 18-year-old female victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two 17-year-old male juveniles, a 19-year-old male and a 22-year-old male were all transported to Renown Medical Center in critical condition.  During the investigation, detectives determined that there had been an altercation between two groups of people at the Grand Sierra Resort, to possibly include an Armed Robbery.  The group of 5 victims, in this case, left the Grand Sierra on foot and were walking northbound on Battle Born Way.  The suspect, Juan Pablo Guerrero, located them while driving northbound on Battle Born Way and ran them down with the brown Lexus passenger car that he was driving. 


Guerrero and his two passengers continued northbound on Battle Born Way with one of the victims still on the top of the vehicle for a couple of blocks.  Through further investigation, detectives were able to locate the suspect vehicle in Reno.  After surveillance, vehicle stops, and contact made at a residence, Guerrero and the other two occupants of the suspect vehicle were located and interviewed.


Juan Guerrero was arrested and booked into the Washoe County Jail on the following charges: Open Murder, Battery with a Deadly Weapon Causing Substantial Bodily Harm (x4), Duty to stop at scene of accident causing Death or injury (x5).


The investigation is ongoing at this time. The Sparks Police Department is asking that anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have any information about this incident to contact the Sparks Police Detectives at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

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