RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 19-year-old suspect in a Nevada homicide who was arrested last month in Mexico has been returned to Reno to face an open murder charge for the fatal shooting at a public park near Sparks.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s office said Wednesday Giovanni Gonzales-Mariscal is being held at the county jail pending trial for the December 2019 killing of 20-year-old Robert Decoite Jr. at Lazy 5 Regional Park.
Gonzales-Mariscal was extradited from Sacramento, where he had been transported by U.S. marshals after his arrest Sept. 16 in Jalisco, Mexico.
The afternoon shooting shut down the Spanish Springs Library at the park the following day while detectives investigated.
The victim’s family and Secret Witness combined to offer $8,000 in reward money. Investigators identified Gonzales-Mariscal as the prime suspect about two months after the killing.
Washoe District Court records don’t list a lawyer for Gonzales-Mariscal or indicate a scheduled date for his initial court appearance.