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November 13, 2017 at 8:22 am

Update to Nov. 10 Shooting Incident

Sparks, NV ~ Update on Shooting case 17-9755


On November 11th at approximately 3:00pm, Jerry LAFORGE met with Evan JACOB, and an unnamed subject (referred to hereinafter as subject-3) in the parking lot of 615 E. Lincoln Way.  Four additional subjects were present during the incident but not directly involved in the shooting.  Following a short discussion, JACOB and subject-3 walked away from LAFORGE.  JACOB and subject-3 got into their vehicle that was parked a short distance away in the complex.  LAFORGE approached JACOB and subject-3 who were inside their vehicle.  An argument ensued and during the argument, LAFORGE and JACOB each drew handguns and began firing at one another.


As the gunshots were being exchanged, JACOB and subject-3 drove away from LAFORGE.  As they fled, their vehicle struck several parked vehicles in the complex as LAFORGE continued firing.  Subject-3 was struck by a projectile and subsequently sustained non-life-threatening injuries.  Additionally, multiple apartment buildings were struck by projectiles.  No bystanders were struck or injured by gunfire.


When officers arrived on scene they located all three involved subjects and immediately detained them.  Based upon the initial investigation, LAFORGE was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Battery W/ Deadly Weapon and Discharging a Gun into Occupied Vehicle.  JACOB was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Assault W/Deadly Weapon, and Discharging a Gun Within a Vehicle.  The injured subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the shooting.


This case remains under investigation, and there no outstanding suspects.  This incident does not appear to be gang related.  The third subject will remain unnamed while this case in being investigated.  No further information will be released at this time. 


Anyone with information concerning this case is urged to call Sparks Police Detectives 353-2225 or Secret Witness 322-4900.

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