July 7, 2018 – Deadly Home Invasion

An Elko man is jailed on suspicion of 1st Degree Murder in the shooting death of Brad Smith, 33, at a home on Wrangler Circle.

Undersheriff Ron Supp said Tieres Lopez, 23, was taken into custody a few hours after three suspects allegedly burst into the residence in the Sundance subdivision just after 11 PM Saturday.

A second suspect was wounded in the apparent exchange of gunfire. The critically injured man was flown to an out-of-state hospital.

Authorities seek a third suspect. The identities of the suspects are withheld as the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information that might be helpful to the investigation is invited to call the Elko County Sheriff’s Office at 775-738-3421.