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Reno Police: Shooting During Sex Attack Found 'Justifiable'

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Police say a woman who shot and killed a man who was sexually assaulting her and a female friend on a downtown Reno bridge last month will not face criminal charges.


Sgt. Colby Palmer said Thursday that investigators determined the woman, 25-year-old Mariah Miller, was justified when she fatally wounded 29-year-old Josue Oconitrillo early April 20.

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Oconitrillo was shot once in the torso. He died April 27 at Renown Regional

Medical Center.


Miller was initially arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

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A department statement says detectives found she drew her handgun and Oconitrillo ignored her order to stop the attack before he was shot.


Police say Miller administered first-aid to Oconitrillo and witnesses who saw the shooting helped Miller and the other woman before officers arrived.