weather icon Clear

Man fatally shot, daughter wounded in Northern Nevada

CARSON CITY — Authorities were searching Saturday night for a man suspected of fatally shooting a man and wounding his 19-year-old daughter in Carson City.

Sheriff Ken Furlong said the shooting early Saturday morning might stem from a domestic conflict.

He said the suspect, 22-year-old Michael Brentlinger, was recently in the Carson City Jail on charges stemming from an alleged assault against the female victim in the shooting.

The sheriff told the Nevada Appeal that Brentlinger was arrested on Dec. 5 and the woman was granted a personal protection order against him.

Deputies arrived at the scene of the 6 a.m. shooting to find a dead man and his daughter with a gunshot wound to the head. She was taken to a Reno hospital, where her condition was not immediately known. Their names were not immediately released.

Brentlinger fled the scene in a white Chevrolet Cavalier and is believed to be armed and dangerous, police said.

Authorities conducted a house-to-house search for the suspect in a neighborhood in nearby Gardnerville on Saturday morning. The search there was later called off.

Furlong told the Reno Gazette-Journal that Brentlinger once lived in Idaho and might be headed there. He also has ties to California. His mother lives in Carson City while his father resides in Reno.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Deval Patrick to speak in Las Vegas on Sunday

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will make one of his first appearances as a presidential candidate in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

Energy secretary nominee vows to remove plutonium from Nevada

Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette sailed through a confirmation hearing in Washington D.C. on Thursday, answering questions from Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto as his nomination to become secretary of the department advances.