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Man charged in car-chase killing to stand trial Sept. 10

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
2/29/2012

A trial date has been set for a Reno man charged with shooting a 20-year-old Susanville man to death after a car chase last summer.

A jury trial for Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed is scheduled to begin Sept. 10 in Plumas County Superior Court in Quincy.

Wallin-Reed, 37, pleaded not guilty to eight felony counts, including murder, during his Feb. 24 arraignment.

He is accused of killing Rory McGuire and wounding two other men with an assault rifle following a July 2, 2011, car chase near Antelope Lake.

McGuire died two days after being shot in the head. The two wounded men, who were among five passengers in McGuire’s car, survived.

Wallin-Reed is charged with murder, shooting at an inhabited vehicle, five counts of assault with a firearm and possession of an assault weapon.

Wallin-Reed, who reportedly admitted to the shooting when he made a 911 call, was arrested July 3, 2011. He was charged with murder after McGuire died at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno July 4.

Wallin-Reed is accused of firing several rounds from an AR-15 assault rifle at a car driven by McGuire during a late-night chase that began at Wallin-Reed’s residence along the Janesville Grade.

During the 911 call, Wallin-Reed told dispatchers he chased the fleeing car after the occupants stole solar lights from his property.

About seven miles from where the chase began, McGuire was shot in the head and hand.

Plumas County district attorney David Hollister said he expects the trial to last about three weeks.

Wallin-Reed’s next court appearance is scheduled for April 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Wallin-Reed is represented by Reno attorneys Richard Young and John Ohlson.

 

Shooting aftermath on TV

The events at scene of the shooting were captured by a film crew for National Geographic.

The segment for Nat Geo’s Wild Justice titled “Gunfight Fallout” is scheduled to air March 11 at 10 p.m.

Some of the footage is graphic.

According to a comment from one of the shooting victims during the video, the filming took place “about three hours” after the shooting.

 


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