Suspect ID pending in double homicide, high-speed chase, and shoot out

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Updated: 6/16/2014 5:38 pm

WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Multiple law enforcement agencies continue to investigate two connected crimes the unfolded over the weekend, including a double homicide in Washoe Valley and an officer involved shooting ending an 85 mile high-speed chase. Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives continue to investigate a double homicide that occurred on Friday, June 13, 2014 in Washoe Valley, while the Reno Police Department are investigation the vehicle pursuit and shoot-out. 

Both agencies are awaiting a formal identification of the deceased suspect, who is believed to be the suspect in both crimes.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on June 13, Sheriff’s Deputies were summoned to the 4800 block of Leo Bingo Court on a report of a shooting that had just occurred.  The reporting person advised that the suspect had shot his wife and then fled the scene in a white Jeep Cherokee. 

As Deputies arrived on scene they discovered a deceased female near the front door of the residence. The man who initially reported the shooting was nearby and Deputies saw that he had also been injured by what was later determined to be non-life threatening gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Upon further investigation Deputies discovered a second deceased female within the home. This victim appears to have suffered from trauma to her body with no apparent gunshot wound.   

As Deputies continued their investigation on Leo Bingo Court, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office intercepted the white Jeep Cherokee that had reportedly fled the scene.  A high speed pursuit occurred that ended in Churchill County when the suspect was killed during an Officer Involved Shooting.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has determined that the vehicle involved in the pursuit was stolen from the Leo Bingo address where the shooting occurred.  Property belonging to one of the female victims was found inside the Jeep as well.

Washoe County Detectives are awaiting an autopsy and formal identification of the suspect to confirm whether he is, in fact, the suspect in the Washoe Valley homicides. However, at this time Detectives believe there are no are no outstanding suspects related to the Leo Bingo homicide scene. 

During their search of the Leo Bingo crime scene, Detectives located a white Nissan Frontier truck with Arizona license plates hidden in the garage. The truck is believed to have been driven into the garage by the suspect. Detectives also learned that the truck had been at the Washoe Lake State Park campground in the days prior to the killings.

At this time, Washoe County Undersheriff Tim Kuzanek is asking for the public’s assistance in helping to establish the whereabouts of this vehicle in the days prior to the killing.

"Our Detectives are actively working to determine the suspect's whereabouts and timeline and any leads will be thoroughly investigated," Undersheriff Kuzanek said. "Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washoe Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320, or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900."

The following two photos are of the white Nissan Frontier truck with Arizona license plates found in the garage of the Leo Bingo Court house.

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sierra11 - 6/18/2014 11:13 AM
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Sorry Kramer, this one came a little closer to home than you might know. Besides I need someone to check my's atrocious.

oldguyincc - 6/17/2014 2:11 PM
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Everybody, relax. kramer is simply on a par with those notes about how easy it is to make money on the internet. They have nothing to do with any subject; they just are! Once you see him/her in that light, kramer becomes ignorable.

LostAngel - 6/16/2014 9:45 PM
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Leo Bingo was a famous Quarter Horse.

Kramer - 6/14/2014 10:57 PM
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this isn't a condolences page at a funeral home- but appreciate any thoughtful comments... if you're so "local" Y ain't U called "7" 11? really, just a brief query over an odd location, not disrespect like yer rant was

sierra11 - 6/14/2014 4:40 PM
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Good God, we just had three people die a violent death in our community and all this idiot Kramer can do is dwell on the name of the street. Really? Are people losing it in this area or what? 25 to 30 years ago this area was deep rooted with people with strong work ethics and who cared about the community. Have all the transplants ruined this for us? Or is the division in our Country going to destroy us all!

sierra11 - 6/14/2014 4:04 PM
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Kramer, I am tired of your stupid inputs. Get off the crack pipe,meth or heroin. There are real world situations happening in our community and everytime you chime in it is either stupid or does not make sense. You are entertaining no one!

Kramer - 6/14/2014 3:49 PM
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still baffled by the name Leo Bingo

sierra11 - 6/14/2014 8:16 AM
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Could have reported it was a double homicide.....might be important information!

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