Deadly Sparks shooting leaves one man dead

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Updated: 2/13 3:38 pm
SPARKS, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) -- One man is dead and a woman is hospitalized after a morning shooting on H Street.

According to Lieutenant Hawkins with Sparks Police, the shooter is the homeowner, and the two victims are believed to be squatters. The house, located in the 1000-block of H Street, was believed to be vacant.

The homeowner was contacted by a neighbor on Thursday, informing him of the possible squatters. The homeowner went to the house to confront the victims and shots were fired inside the house.

The shooter has cooperated with police, and is in custody.

The woman was transported to Renown, and her condition is unknown. Both victim's names have not been released.

Sparks High was on a temporary Code Yellow during the investigation. Police say H Street is expected to be closed until this afternoon while they investigate.
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littleboo - 2/14/2014 8:51 PM
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Everyone is judging these 2 people before all the information is released. They didn't have a gun. I knew the one that got killed. The owner should of called the police first. Isn't that the reason why we pay taxes for. Is for the police to investigate and protect the citizens. The owner took justice in his own hands.

Nevadadad - 2/14/2014 8:04 AM
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Yes. NRS 193.240 Resistance by party about to be injured. Resistance sufficient to prevent the offense may be made by the party about to be injured: 1. To prevent an offense against his or her person, family or some member of his or her family. 2. To prevent an illegal attempt, by force, to take or injure property in his or her lawful possession. (Added to NRS by 1967, 1469)

jd111358 - 2/13/2014 9:21 PM
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is there stand your ground in NV?

Kramer - 2/13/2014 2:39 PM
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Gotta love dem bullet-tins. Let's keep on avoiding due process, & just lynch 'em!

Bubbles - 2/13/2014 1:20 PM
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The shooter is in custody? Why isn't the remaining squatter in jail? The criminals have 100 times more rights then the victims. Legal "system" is totally screwed up.

JimmyC - 2/13/2014 12:50 PM
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It sounds like this report may have things backwards...perhaps the homeowner is the victim and not the other way around.

likewho - 2/13/2014 11:48 AM
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what do you expect to happen when you move into someones property that you are not paying rent on!! Go owner!
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