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Man arrested and charged with murder
by Tribune Staff
Jun 25, 2011 | 1333 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Reno — Dustin Barnett was arrested Thursday and charged with the murder of a man at the 500 Block of Roberts Street in Reno.

Reno Police Department officers responded to a shooting call at about 9:00 p.m. Upon arriving, officers discovered an injured male inside and emergency service personnel attempted to stabilize him but were unsuccessful. Reno PD detectives discovered that the resident, Barnett, was involved in an altercation during which he shot the victim, whose name is being withheld until notification of his next of kin.  After the initial investigation, which included interviews with witnesses and Barnett, he was arrested on charges of murder, use of a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance.  He is currently being held in the Washoe County Jail without bail.  This is an ongoing investigation and more details will be released later. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Reno Police Department Robbery/Homicide unit at 334-2188 or remain anonymous by calling Secret Witness at 322-4900.
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