For Immediate Release
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PR #:1400061
Date Issued:Jun 23, 2014 - 10:01am

Update: Spanish Springs shooting victim declared deceased from gunshot wounds; suspect charged with Open Murder

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office reports that the victim of the shooting that occurred on Thursday, June 12, 2014 on Janere Court in Spanish Springs has been declared dead.

The Sheriff’s Office has received confirmation from the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office that the deceased has been positively identified as Jeffery James Montgomery, age 45, of Spanish Springs. Next of kin notifications have been made.

Preliminary information indicates that Mr. Montgomery’s death was a homicide and that the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.  The Sheriff’s Office is awaiting the completed reports from the Washoe County Medical Examiner.

The suspect in the shooting was identified as 19-year-old Brandon Moore-Montgomery.  Brandon Moore-Montgomery is the son of Jeffery Montgomery. Moore-Montgomery surrendered to authorities early on the morning of Saturday, June 14, 2014. At that time, he was arrested on charges of Attempted Murder and Use of a Deadly Weapon.

Moore-Montgomery has now been charged with Open Murder.  

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320, or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.


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