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Police: Suspect discharges handgun inside a home during robbery

Photo courtesy: Washoe County Sheriff's Office

An armed robbery and burglary suspect is behind bars after entering a home through an open window, according to Sgt. Palmer.

On May 16, the Reno Police Department responded to a residential burglary involved a suspect who was armed with a handgun.

When police arrived on scene, the victims reported that the suspect, John Jackson, 30, entered into their home through an open window and confronted the residents with a gun.

Jackson demanded property from the victims while pointing a gun at them threatening to kill them.

One of the residents inside the home attempted to tackle Jackson, during the robbery Jackson then fired a shot striking a window.

After taking items from the victims, Jackson proceeded to steal a vehicle from the home and fled the scene.

No one was injured when Jackson fired a shot into the air.

Police say the stolen vehicle was abandoned near the scene.

With the assistance of the Regional Crime Suppression Unit, officers were able to locate the 30-year-old and take him into custody without further incident.

Jackson was booked into the Washoe County Jail on two counts of burglary, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, child abuse and neglect, felony domestic battery, ex-felon is possession of a firearm, and discharging a weapon into a structure.


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