Victim of random act of violence dies, identity released

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Updated: 2/01/2013 10:05 am
UPDATE: Desiree Bragg has passed on.

UPDATE- CORRECTION - 7:45PM - Sheriff Ken Furlong has told News 4 he apologizes for the false information, but Desiree Bragg is not dead. Bragg is in an unrecoverable state in the hospital.

UPDATE - 7:30PM - Carson City Sheriff Furlong says the female victim has been identified as 19-year-old Desiree Bragg.

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- The woman who was crushed between a van and a home Saturday night has died, according to Sheriff Ken Furlong.

The man driving the van is in jail and law enforcement officials say the crime appears to be totally random. Leonardo Cardoza, 27, is in jail booked on suspicion of Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injuries, and DUI.

According to the Carson City Sheriff's Office, Cardoza was tailgating the woman and her fiance Saturday night. He then followed them to a home off of College Parkway where he ran into the woman, pinning her between his van and the house.

According to Sheriff Ken Furlong, Cardoza has no prior history with the Sheriff's Office. Furlong says at this time there is no motive.

The victim's identity is being witheld.
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nubgnngs42 - 1/31/2013 8:23 AM
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This is how "Officials" use misinformation for their own personal agendas. The Sandy Hook and Aurora, Co. shooting never did use an AR-15 or "assault" weapon for their deeds. But that wouldn't play into the hands of "Officials" like Feinstein, Obozo, Pelosi, Murray, Reid and many others that EXPLOIT these deaths for their personal agenda. And the media/press is just as guilty for not making sure the information is the TRUTH. Instead of worry about ratings on who reported the misinformation first. Your jobs are to report the truth. Not make up stories to get ratings. Just think of the problems you caused by reporting that she was dead! But you'd have to have feelings first.

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