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Deceased Brothers Identified in Sparks Shooting


The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed autopsies of the two decedents from a shooting that occurred late Saturday night on McLemore Court in Spanish Springs. Positive identifications and next of kin notifications have also been completed by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The descendents have been identified as Glen Robins, age 29, and his brother Ryan Robins, age 19, both of Spanish Springs.

According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, the Cause of Death for Glen Robins was multiple gunshot wounds. The Medical Examiner’s Office further reports that the Cause of Death for Ryan Robins was two penetrating gunshot wounds to the torso. Finalization of the autopsy reports is pending toxicology testing.

This investigation is ongoing and Sheriff’s Office Detectives ask for anyone who may have information about this incident to contact the Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or contact Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.


At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015, Deputies responded to McLemore Court just east of Palm Springs Drive on a report of a disturbance with shots fired in the area.

When Deputies arrived, they found two deceased male adults outside a residence on McLemore Court. A third person had been injured and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

According to Sheriff’s Office Detectives, the preliminary investigation indicates that the residents of the home at McLemore heard a disturbance outside their home shortly before 11:30 p.m.

Residents of the home, including a male in his late fifties and his elderly father, went out to the front yard to check on the disturbance. The homeowners were confronted by two male adults, both unknown to them.

The residents sustained injuries as the confrontation escalated. During this time, the son shot at the two subjects, resulting in their deaths.

The father was transported to a local hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Consistent with homicide investigation protocols, the District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene and the completed investigation will be submitted to their office.

At this time, no arrests have been made.


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