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Sheriff’s Office investigating a death involving suspicious circumstances



The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a physical domestic disturbance in the 10000 block of Silva Ranch Road in Mogul at approximately 1:52 a.m. today. The report included the possibility that several shots had been fired within the residence and a person was barricaded inside.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives, RAVEN, SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Teams were summoned to the area. Upon entry, SWAT discovered an unknown age adult male deceased. No other persons were located in the residence.

Further investigation led Sheriff’s Office personnel to a residence in the Somersett subdivision, where an undisclosed person of interest was located. Sheriff’s Office Detectives are conducting an investigation into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the adult male. The deceased person will not be identified until next of kin have been notified. The Sheriff’s Office will release updates to this investigation as details unfold.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Reno Police Department, Department of Public Safety/Nevada Highway Patrol and the Sparks and Washoe County School Police Departments.

Anyone with information on this investigation is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division at (775) 328-3320 or remain anonymous by calling Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrates 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 24th person elected to serve as the sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.

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