Sparks Police: Argument led to shootout, injuring 1 at apartment complex
An argument ended with an exchange of gunfire, injuring one person, at a Sparks apartment complex on Saturday, according to police.
Officer Ken Gallop released a statement Monday saying three people met in the parking lot of 615 E. Lincoln Way at about 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.
Two of the people were identified as Jerry Laforge and Evan Jacob, while the third person was not named. Four other people were present during the argument and shooting, but they were not directly involved.
According to Gallop's statement, Laforge had a short discussion with Jacob and the third person, who walked away and got into their car, which was parked in the complex.
Laforge approached the pair while they were inside the car, and an argument ensued. As they argued, Laforge and Jacob both took out guns and fired at each other, Gallop said.
During the shootout, Jacob and the unnamed person tried to drive away, but they hit several parked cars. Laforge continued to fire, hitting the unnamed person.
Several apartment buildings were struck as well, though no bystanders were injured, according to Gallop.
Officers arrived on scene and detained all three people. Laforge was arrested for battery with a deadly weapon and firing a gun into an occupied car, and Jacob was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and firing a gun inside a car.
The third person was taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Gallop said. That person's name won't be released while the case is investigated, he added.
Investigators do not believe the case is gang-related, according to the statement. No other details are being released.