Sun Valley Man Facing Open Murder Charge After Shooting in Smith Valley

A Washoe County man is facing open murder charges after a deadly shooting in Smith Valley. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 8:30 Thursday night to the area of State Route 338 and Canal Road. Deputies say 29-year-old Matthew Strain, of Sun Valley, was in a single-vehicle crash and then shot a driver who stopped to help. That driver, Zachary Sanchez, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another truck driver stopped and Strain allegedly tried to steal his truck. That driver was able to drive away. Deputies arrived and found Strain hiding nearby. He was arrested for open murder, battery with a deadly weapon, and attempted robbery with a deadly weapon.

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