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Armed robbery turns fatal near Sparks Middle School
by Tribune Staff
Aug 06, 2009 | 4080 views | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
An 18-year old Reno man was shot outside Sparks Middle School Wednesday night with a stolen firearm, following a string of local firearm burglaries. The man died from his wounds early Thursday morning.

Spark police said that the shooting victim, Camryn Blair, was out Wednesday night with a Joshua Ross, 18. Police allege that on Sunday, the pair had been out robbing guns from various Sparks homes.

Wednesday night, the pair entered a home on the north side of Sparks Middle School in an attempted robbery. Current investigations show that Blair’s shooting death was the result of a struggle that ensued when the two 18-year olds tried to rob that house with the earlier-obtained firearms.

The resident of the house that was being robbed put up a fight and the struggle resulted in Ross discharging his gun and hitting Blair.

Sparks Police Officers were dispatched to a shooting call with the report of one down at about 9:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they found Blair unresponsive and on the ground behind the school. Police said Blair had a gunshot wound to his lower torso. REMSA and Sparks Fire personnel immediately began resuscitation efforts. Blair was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center where Emergency Room Physicians attempted to revive him for several hours.

At about 2:10 a.m., Blair died as a result of the injuries sustained from the gunshot.

The victims of the various robberies have not been located. Sparks Detectives are asking them to come forward.

The firearms were located on the roof of Sparks Middle School.

Ross was booked for a burglary and armed robbery which occurred on Aug. 2. The armed robbery and shooting are still under investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sparks Police Department Detective Division at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

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August 06, 2009
too bad for the parents of both,but mom we were at the movies, today are so self centered,and the parents are plain to lazy to keep tabs on them,now two families are destroyed forever...the victims should never come forward,their lives have been disrupted enough....
Big Dog
August 06, 2009
Ah isn't that sweet. Now the little 18 year old is going to be a fudgepacker in jail now. Well that's good i'm glad sparks police caught one of the suspect. My heart goes out to the families of the shooting victim. No one should ever go thru something like this. Now on to the 18 year old. Do you ever stop and wonder why kid's act like this? It's there stupid parents that probably brought them up.
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