UPDATE: Victim in Elko Shooting Dies, Police Searching for Suspect
UPDATE: The Elko Police Department said Tuesday that Austin Himmelmen has been arrested by the Regional Crime Suppression Unit out of Reno/Sparks and charged with prohibited person possessing a firearm. The investigation is ongoing and more charges could be filed.
ELKO, Idaho (KLIX)-A shooting investigation in Elko, Nevada has turned to a homicide investigation after a victim died at a hospital last Friday. According to the Elko Police Department, 32-year-old Matthew Baze, of Elko, died at the Utah hospital he was sent to following the January 7, shooting at a trailer park in south Elko.
A second female victim who was shot has since been released from surgery and is recovering. Authorities are looking for the suspect, 30-year-old Austin William Himmelman, also of ELko. Himmelman is considered armed and dangerous. Elko Police said two suspect vehicles, a Mazda 3 and a Ford Ranger, have been located.
Elko authorities responded to the trailer park at around 10:17 a.m. on Jan. 7, for a report of a shooting and found Baze in front of a mobile home shot. The female victim hit by a bullet was found inside the trailer. A GoFundMe account has been set up for Baze.