Man receives suspended sentence after discharging firearm at Tahoe resort

Sarah Drinkwine / The Record-Courier

STATELINE, Nev. — A Clark County man who fired rounds into the ceiling of a hotel room at Lake Tahoe was sentenced to a suspended 24-60 months in prison Monday in Douglas County District Court.

Brenyon Tyree Lindsey, 23 was arrested on Oct. 28, 2022, after Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an active shooter call on Ridge Club Drive.

According to court documents, Lindsey and four others were celebrating a birthday at a Lake Tahoe resort. After an argument, Lindsey went out to one of vehicles and grabbed .45 caliber handgun and kicked open the door holding the pistol. He discharged two rounds into the ceiling and pointed it at a member of the party then fired twice more into the ceiling.

Lindsey said his character was out of the ordinary and he acted out of impulse.

“This is an aggregated case on many levels,” said District Court Judge Thomas Gregory. “The circumstances of it were extremely dangerous, this was a resort whether occupied or not and you shot four times.”

Lindsey has no prior convictions.

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