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West Wendover Teen Dies, Shot by Accident

Posted on 28 November 2017 by Howard Copelan

Ivan Lopez, 21, brother of the victim. (Photo credit Elko County Sheriff ‘s Office)

Last Sunday night the 26th, a little after 7:00 p.m., West Wendover police officers were called to a home near 800 Ash Street on a report that a 15-year-old boy had been shot. Officers and medical personnel rendered aid to the teen, but he died from his injuries at the scene.

Officers were told that Ivan Lopez (21)  had accidently shot his brother. As emergency crews responded Ivan initially left the scene.

Family members and officers were in contact with Ivan by phone. Ivan returned a short while later and turned himself in to the police. Ivan Lopez (21) of West Wendover Nevada, brother of the victim was taken into custody without incident.

Family members present in the residence are cooperating with officers. Ivan is being held in the Elko county jail while the West Wendover Police department along with the Elko County Sheriff’s department are continuing to investigate the scene.

Ivan Lopez (21), from West Wendover, Nv is charged with involuntary manslaughter, with a bail of $5,000.

Other details about the incident were not being released as of Monday morning, police said.

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