Officers investigating shooting death at Maverik

On Aug. 21, 2022 at approximately 12:26 a.m., officers from the Winnemucca Police Department responded to a shots fired call at The Maverik located at 605 W. Haskell Street.

On arrival, they discovered a 16-year-old male subject had been shot by a 19-year-old male.  While lifesaving efforts were started on the subject who was shot, officers secured the scene and all witnesses and participants. The subject who was shot was transported by ambulance to the Humboldt General Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.  

The preliminary investigation shows that this was an act of self-defense. Due to witness statements and evidence on scene it appears the subject who was shot attacked the shooter with a knife prior to being shot. 

All subjects involved are cooperating with the investigation.  

If anyone has information about this case, especially witnesses, you are encouraged to contact Detective Chukuma Jones of the Winnemucca Police Department at (775) 623-6396. You can also remain anonymous by calling secret witness at (775) 623-6969.