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April 21, 2014

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Suspect in Carson City slaying kills self at Reno park

RENO — The manhunt for a Carson City murder suspect has apparently ended in suicide.

Police say 22-year-old Dylan Brentlinger fatally shot himself when he was confronted by officers at a Reno park Monday afternoon.

Brentlinger was wanted in the shooting of his ex-girlfriend and killing of her father at a Carson City home on Saturday.

Reno Police Lt. William Rulla told the Reno Gazette-Journal that Brentlinger's father alerted police Monday that his son had been staying at his Reno home.

Officers spotted him at Manzanita Park about 1 p.m. and spent about four minutes trying to talk him into surrendering before he turned his gun on himself.

The victims' names have not been released. The 19-year-old woman remains at Renown Regional Medical Center but authorities say she is expected to survive.

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