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Gardnerville man shot by homeowner during attempted home invasion in Douglas County



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A Gardnerville man is dead after being shot during an attempted home invasion in Douglas County on Saturday night.

Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Bumblebee Dr. shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. When police arrived on scene, the found 36-year-old Josuha McCarthy dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Undersheriff Ron Elges says the homeowner and McCarthy were involved in a fight before the attempted home invasion. Police say McCarthy was not known to the homeowner.

Witnesses say there was an initial physical confrontation between McCarthy and another citizen at a separate residence before the shooting. Witnesses also say McCarthy had been drinking heavily prior to both incidents.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community.

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Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact investigator Scott Battcher at 775-782-9905.


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