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Shooting suspect arrested north of Reno at Sun Valley home

March 14, 2019
This March 12, 2019, photo provided by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office shows Scott Petersen, 30, of Sun Valley, Nev., at the Washoe County Jail in Reno, Nev. Petersen was being held in the jail without bail Wednesday on multiple charges of battery, assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse after deputies say he shot a man then locked himself in a bedroom of a residence with a child. (Washoe County Sheriff's Office via AP)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A suspect in a shooting north of Reno has been arrested on multiple charges of battery, assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse.

Washoe County sheriff’s spokesman Bob Harmon says 30-year-old Scott William Petersen was arrested Tuesday night at a Sun Valley residence where deputies believe he locked himself in a bedroom with a child.

The deputies talked him into surrendering at about 10:45 p.m. and the child wasn’t harmed.

Investigators later determined Peterson was a suspect in a shooting that occurred earlier that night outside the residence on Bozic Lane.

Harmon says the man who was shot was treated at a local hospital for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Petersen was being held Wednesday without bail. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer or will be appointed one at a pending court appearance.