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Man Arrested for Murder in Sun Valley Death Investigation

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office has a man behind bars facing murder charges following a death in Sun Valley Monday.

Deputies responded to a call of shots fired on Carol Drive just before 11am Monday near Gepford Parkway.

What we do know at this point is that an adult woman is dead but her identity has not yet been released.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office arrested 50-year-old John Richard Harding of Sun Valley Monday afternoon. He is charged with open murder, attempted murder, resisting a public officer and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

"We did see a person lying on the ground outside of the residence, we moved that person away from the threat zone of the front of the residence, and confirmed afterward that person is deceased," says Lt. Eric Spratley.

Deputies were able to detain Harding inside the residence after tazing him at the front door of the home.

Once he was in custody, deputies on scene set up a hailing system to call out to any remaining victims, or possible suspects inside, but no one was inside the residence. 

Deputies could not confirm whether they found a weapon on scene.

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