Gang member arrested after attempting to run from police

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Updated: 6/14/2013 10:47 am
UPDATE - 6/14/13 - 10:44AM - The incident happened in the area of 21st and Prater Way.

Police says the occupants of a blue Ford Explorer were flashing gang signs at a group of juveniles that were on foot. The passengers of the vehicle appeared to be adults and at one point one of the occupants got out of the vehicle with a crowbar. Sources say the males in the Explorer were known gang members and that one of the subjects was "Diablo."

It is well known by the Sparks Police Department that Diablo is the nickname of Luis Grajeda, a well known violent gang member. Officers checked the area of 21st and Prater and were unable to locate a group on foot or the Ford Explorer.

A few minutes later, an officer located a blue Ford Explorer at the 7-11 store located at 250 Pyramid. While the officer was making contact with the occupants of the vehicle, a male subject ran from officers. The officers chased the subject toward I-80 and saw him take a handgun from his waistband and throw it. The officers also saw him throw a clear baggie as well. The subject then ran back toward the 7-11 and North on Pyramid Way. Another officer saw the subject throw another baggie. The baggies contained what was believed to be Methamphetamine and the gun was a 5-shot revolver.

Just as the subject crossed 7th St, an officer deployed his Taser just as the subject was met by a Sparks Police K-9 and was subsequently taken into custody.

The subject was identified as Luis Grajeda. Grajeda was transported to Northern Nevada Medical for the treatment of some minor dog bites. Grajeda was then transported to the Washoe County Jail where he was booked without further incident.

Suspect being arrested in Sparks (News 4 photographer Jeff Deitch)
Suspect being arrested in Sparks (News 4 photographer Jeff Deitch)
Update -- Luis Uriel Acuna-Gregeda was arrested on felony charges.

SPARKS, Nev. (KRNV & -- A male gang member has been arrested after he pulled a gun on a fellow juvenile gang member in Sparks on Pyramid Way.

Police say the incident started at the 7-11 on Pyramid Way. The suspect began harassing a juvenile gang member and pulled a gun. He then fled from the scene. Police began to chase him and released a K-9, which ultimately took the suspect down. Police then tazed him. The man had narcotics on him, but he got rid of the narcotics and the gun during the chase.

The suspect will be charged with felon in possession of handgun and felon in possession of narcotics, in addition to other charges.

News 4 will have more information on News 4 at 11.
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BDeckwa - 6/15/2013 10:09 PM
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Don't bother with them. Take them out into the desert and start filling mine shafts. Don't put them in prison where they will have TV, law library, work out area and all the appeals they need to try and get out or reduced sentence. Stop the over crowding of the prisons.

BDeckwa - 6/15/2013 10:06 PM
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Take them out in the desert and fill mine shafts. They are no good to society. Why should we jail them, give them tv, gyms to work out in and coddle them thru appeal after appeal. Get rid of them once and for all. Stop overcrowding the prisons.

stargazer43 - 6/14/2013 11:44 AM
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They need to get all of them in the vehicle. I am sick of these punks in this area.

kdavis52 - 6/14/2013 9:25 AM
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Guess he's an O.J. Simpson wannabe. He waved a gun around and got 33 years. You wave it in Nevada you had better be prepared to stay in prison for 33 years without parole. Ya all gang people should find your way back to L.A. where you will be safe!!!

jd111358 - 6/14/2013 9:14 AM
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don't usually see this type in Spanish Springs

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