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Former Nevada National Guard captain guilty in 2017 shooting

Posted: 1:50 PM, Oct 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-25 16:50:05-04
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RENO (AP) — A jury has found a former captain in the Nevada Air National Guard guilty after he was charged with battery with a deadly weapon in a 2017 shooting.

KRNV-TV reported Wednesday that then-40-year-old James Upton of Reno was suspected of shooting a teen in the leg near Huffaker Park.

His trial began Monday.

Authorities say Reno police officers responded to a report of gunfire September 2017 and located both Upton and a juvenile victim suffering from two gunshot wounds to the leg.

Authorities say the then-16-year-old teen was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Reno police say Upton contacted a group of teens because of their suspicious behavior but fired three shots when one approached him.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 2020.

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Information from: KRNV-TV, http://www.mynews4.com