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Authorities Seek Driver That Tried to Stop Homicide Suspect

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As authorities still investigate Friday night's double-homicide, officer-involved shooting and high speed chase that ended near Fallon, they say they are now seeking a driver who may have tried to stop the suspect during the chase.

Around 7:30pm on Friday, Washoe County Sheriff's Deputies found two women dead inside a home on Leo Bingo Court in New Washoe City. Another man with gunshot wounds was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno for treatment. There's no current word on his condition.

After the shooting, deputies believe the unidentified suspect stole a car from that home and fled.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says he led officers from several agencies on a chase through Carson City, Dayton and then Fallon. It came to an end at the Sand Mountain Recreation Area in Churchill County. There, troopers say the suspect began driving toward them and officers shot him. He died on scene.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting, while Reno Police investigate the officer-involved shooting in Fallon.

Detectives say they found a white Nissan Frontier truck with Arizona license plates and they believe it's the suspect's vehicle. They ask anyone who may have seen the truck in the days before the shooting to call police or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or text your tip to 847411 or go online to

Authorities hope to release more information once the autopsies are completed.

Four Deputies from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and three Troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol were involved in the shooting and have been placed on routine paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation. 

When the preliminary investigation is complete it will be submitted to the Churchill County District Attorney’s Office for an initial determination as to whether the shooting was justified under Nevada Law. 
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