Police identified the victim for the first time Tuesday as Korinda Rodriguez. They confirmed she was the wife of 29-year-old Jeffrey Rodriguez, who is accused of killing her. She died at the scene.
Officers responded about 2:30 a.m. Monday after a traffic accident was reported on U.S. 395 just north of Reno and someone began shooting at motorists stopping to help.
RPD Commander Mac Venzon told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the Rodriguezes were in separate vehicles.
“We are still trying to figure out sequence of event,” he said.
In addition to open murder, Jeffrey Rodriguez has been booked on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
Police released no other new information Tuesday.