The Sparks Police Department has identified the two drivers in the shooting as 40 year old Kristian Francis Rodgers of Fernley and 46 year old Devin Larry Churchill of Fernley. Churchill was the driver who was shot. The two vehicles involved were a blue 2004 Toyota RAV and a primer grey/faded blue 1973 Ford Mustang. Photos of the two actual vehicles involved in the incident are attached to this release. The photo of the Mustang was taken by the driver of the Toyota during the incident. In the photo of the Mustang there is also an 18 wheel truck. Detectives are hoping to identify the driver of this vehicle as a witness to the road rage.
The Sparks Police Department will continue to update the media with information as the investigation proceeds. Any witnesses to any part of the road rage or shooting incidents are encouraged to contact Sparks P.D.
If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Sparks Detectives at 775-353-2225, Sparks Dispatch at 775-353-2231 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.
The Sparks Police Department received two 911 calls about a shooting that had just occurred on the I-80 westbound off ramp at Vista Blvd. Both callers were reportedly the involved parties.
Officers and detectives learned that the lone occupants of the two involved vehicles in this incident were traveling westbound several miles east of Sparks when an episode of “road rage” unfolded between the two drivers. Upon exiting I-80 onto the off ramp, the two vehicles came to a stop and an altercation took place between the drivers. At some point, one of the drivers produced a handgun and fired at the other driver striking him in his front torso. The victim is in stable condition at Renown Medical Center.
The vehicles are described as a blue Toyota RAV and a primer grey/faded blue Ford Mustang. Anyone who witnessed the driving behavior of either vehicle prior to this incident is asked to call the Sparks Police Detective Division at 353-2225 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.