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January 12, 2021 at 5:09 am


On December 22nd, 2020, at approximately 3:22 am, officers of the Sparks Police Department responded to the 2400 block of Victorian Avenue in response to a report of a shooting. It was determined the victim had been shot and had sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Dalton Frederick was determined to be the suspect in the shooting.


On January 12th, 2021, detectives from the Regional Crime Suppression Unit, a unit compromised of detectives from the Reno Police Department, the Sparks Police Department, and the Wahoe County Sheriff’s Office, located Frederick in the area of Virginia Street and Moana Lane. Frederick was arrested and found to be in possession of a handgun.


Frederick’s charges include: Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Prohibited Person Possess Firearm.

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