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Carson City Sheriff: Murder Suspect Dead in South Reno

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Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says he believes a man connected to a shooting that killed a father and wounded his daughter early Saturday has been found dead in Reno. 

Authorities were called to the area of Redfield Parkway and Brittany Avenue in south Reno around 1pm Monday after a sighting of 22-year-old Michael Dylan Brentlinger. Brentlinger had been at an apartment just a few blocks away near Manzanita Park, when his father called the police worried that he would hurt himself.

Reno Police responded to the area and had a short standoff with the suspect. Reporter Paul Nelson also heard one gunshot a short time into the standoff.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong confirmed to Channel 2 over the phone that the man believed to be Michael Brentlinger was the person involved in the standoff with Reno Police.

It's not the outcome police officers wanted -- but say they're relieved that no one else was hurt.

"Very relieved. It looked like he committed a horrendous crime. People were looking for him. It's nice to get him off the streets butr I hope everybody does feel safe now that he is no longer wanted," says Reno Police Lt. William Rulla.

Investigators retrieved the handgun that was used along with one shell casing, that is similar to the .45 caliber used in Saturday's murder, in east Carson City.

When they arrived, deputies found a 19-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her head. She was taken by Care Flight to Renown Regional Medical Center. Deputies also found a man, identified as the woman's father, with a fatal gunshot wound.

They say Brentlinger was recently in custody in the Carson City Jail on charges relating to an assault alleged against the female victim in this case. Officials say the victim had a restraining order against Brentlinger.

Furlong says the victim and Brentlinger used to be a couple -- even lived together. After they broke up, he was banned from the property but was arrested earlier this month for trespassing.

"It had gone bad, if you want to refer to it that way, and he was not able to cope with that."

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