Suspect arrested in shooting death of 78-year-old Reno man

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Davion Simonton (Washoe County Sheriff’s Office)

RENO — Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 78-year-old man in a parking lot outside a Reno bank.

Police say 21-year-old Davion Simonton has been booked on suspicion of murder in Thursday’s killing of Douglas Morrin.

Detectives say the shooting was part of an apparent attempted robbery outside the Wells Fargo branch in south Reno.

Witnesses saw a man flee the scene across McCarran Boulevard into a nearby neighborhood where Simonton later was arrested. Morrin was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

Simonton was being held Friday without bail at the Washoe County Jail.

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