Update on last Saturday’s alleged drug deal gone bad
On Sarurday, January 25th, shortly before 8 pm , Deputies were dispatched to the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center regarding two males who had arrived with reported gunshot wounds. One victim was treated for minor head injuries, while the second victim was transported to Renown Medical Center by Careflight for treatment. Both have since been released from the hospital.
Investigators working the details of the shooting arrested four juveniles by Sunday evening for their roles in the event. Three of the juveniles were taken into custody in Carson City, while the fourth was taken into custody at a North Reno address. The juveniles ranged in age from 13 to 16 years old, three males and one female. Two were residents of Carson, one from Douglas County, and one from Washoe County who had recently relocated to Carson City. Early Sunday morning, investigators recovered a 9mm semi-automatic pistol in the possession of one of the juveniles, and by late Monday evening, a second 9mm semi-automatic pistol used in the attempted robbery was recovered. All four juveniles remain in custody in area detention centers.
Investigators continued working this case throughout this week and have announced the warrant arrest of Jacob Dean Murray, 21 years old, at his residence at the 1600 block of Airport Road, and the warrant arrest of Simeon Stevens Lopez III, 22 years old, at his residence at the 3700 block of Woodside Drive, for their involvement. Both were booked into the Carson City Detention Facility on the charges of Conspiracy to Violate the Uniformed Controlled Substance Act (Felony), and Sales of a Controlled Substance (Felony). Jacob Dean Murray was also booked on the charge of Furnishing Marijuana to a Minor (Gross Misdemeanor). Bail has been set at $25,000 for each.
Investigators believe that the incident was prompted by the juveniles attempting to purchase marijuana infused vaping devices from Murray and Lopez out of Lopez’s car. However, it is also believed that the juveniles had every intention to rob Murray and Lopez of the devices at gunpoint. Then at a point during the incident, Murray was shot by one of the juveniles. Investigators are continuing to investigate if Lopez’s grazing wound was a result of gunfire or being struck in the head by an object.
Anyone with information regarding these widespread incidents is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 887-COPS(2677).