Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Reno, NV: Domestic Dispute Turns Deadly in South Reno

The call came in around 9:45 Tuesday night for a house on the corner of Kingman Court and Marble Canyon Road near Zolezzi Lane in south Reno.


For the second straight day, a domestic dispute turns deadly in our community. Deputies say a man and his girlfriend were in front of a house when his ex-girlfriend showed up, and began shooting at them.

The shooter, identified as 43-year-old Kimberly Caine, then left the scene and was found on Gila Bend Road, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Broken glass and a bloody pillow only tell part of the story of what happened, in the quiet neighborhood, last night when neighbors heard about five gunshots.

"All the sudden, all these big loud shots and I ran into my mom's room and I was like 'What is happening?' Amanda Feldman said. "And it took us a minute like 'Oh, those sound like gunshots.' And then we knew it when we heard someone screaming 'Oh, my god. Help me. Help me.'"

Feldman lives across the street from the male victim. She says he broke up with Caine, after a fight, back in January, then came back and shot him and his girlfriend Tuesday night. Once the shooting stopped, neighbors went to help.

"And then we saw Brett laying behind the car, screaming 'Oh, my gosh. I'm gonna die.'" Feldman said. "My mom ran up to him and was holding his hand and he was like 'Call my family. Call my family.' So, I ran into our house and got our phone to call his parents who live up the street."

Feldman says he had a bullet wound to his torso, that he tried to plug, himself. His girlfriend, who was also injured, ran for help. Both were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover.

Deputies located Caine's white SUV, a little over a mile away. Caine was outside the car, dead from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

"The circumstances of this case are going to be difficult because we don't have a third person to talk to, to get their side of the story," Deputy Armando Avina said. "Unfortunately, that person decided to take their own life."

Avina says domestic violence calls are the most dangerous for officers to respond to because they are so unpredictable. He says the worst part about this case is that it could have been prevented if the suspect had gotten help beforehand.

"We know not every relationship is going to end up as a peaceful relationship," Avina said. "There is conflict but there are resources out there that can help a person through that."

Avina says if you or someone you know has recently gone through a bad break-up, pay attention to how they are acting and get them some help if necessary.

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