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.