The teen males told police they were walking around Sparks High School at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when they were approached by two 18-year-old men wearing bandannas over their faces. One of the men pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the couple and demanded money.
The couple claimed they had none but a scuffle followed. Then the gun was accidentally discharged, hitting one of the would-be robbers.
Camryn Blair, 18, of Reno, was pronounced dead at Renown Regional Medical center from gunshot wounds at 2:10 a.m. Thursday morning.
The couple escaped the area immediately after the gun was discharged, police said.
Police investigations have found that both Blair and the other alleged robber, Joshua Ross, committed a residential burglary in Washoe County on Aug. 2. Blair and Ross allegedly stole several firearms during the burglary. Later that night, Blair and Ross committed an armed robbery with the stolen firearms in the 2200 block of Greenbrae Drive, officers said.
Ross was found on Wednesday night and arrested on burglary and armed robbery charges from the Aug. 2 incident.
Ross now faces charges of conspiracy to commit burglary, burglary, two counts of grand larceny of a firearm and two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, according to reports from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.
On Wednesday, the stolen firearms were located on the roof of Sparks Middle School.
Police officials said that this incident is 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.