Carson City victims identified

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Updated: 12/31/2013 1:14 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has released new details regarding Saturday morning's homicide, including the names of the victims.

The deceased father is identified as Guy Perry, 52, of Carson City. He was killed by gunshot wounds to the upper torso. The injured daughter is identified as Cassandra Perry, 19, also of Carson City. She suffered a gunshot wound to the head and is expected to fully recover from her wounds. Both victims were shot by Michael Brentlinger, 22, of Carson City.

The weapon Brentlinger used was a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Sheriff’s Detectives have determined the weapon used was a stolen gun.

Shortly before 6 a.m. on Saturday, Brentlinger, forced entry into the residence of Cassandra Perry. She immediately called her father, who resided across the street. Armed with a handgun, Mr. Perry confronted Brentlinger and was shot twice. Then, Brentlinger turned and fired one shot at Cassandra, striking her in the back of the head.

Cassandra Perry’s brother, Kyle, confronted Brentlinger, wrestling for control of the weapon. Two shots were fired, but none hit Kyle. Brentlinger discharged one other shot in the home before he fled. Kyle Perry’s injuries did not require medical treatment.

Brentlinger was located Monday in south Reno by Reno Police Officers. After a brief confrontation, Brentlinger killed himself. Although Bretlinger disclosed to his father the location of his car, search efforts by ground and air could not locate it.

Brentlinger and Cassandra Perry had previously resided together. On December 5, Brentlinger was arrested during the early morning hours for Trespassing, and was served a Temporary Protective Order on December 6.

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