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West Wendover Teen Dies, Shot by Accident: Update

Posted on 29 November 2017 by Howard Copelan

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

Lt. Don Lininger told us that interviews have been completed with all other family members that were in the home at the time and that the injury was caused by a single shot from a high powered rifle.

Lininger also said that there were no signs of drugs or alcohol being a factor. And that now the case is being reviewed by the Elko county district attorney to determine if any charges will be filed based on the interviews and evidence presented.

Published earlier 11/27/17

Last Sunday, November 26, 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 were 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 were continuing to investigate the scene.

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