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Jury Convicts Carson Indian Colony Resident Of Voluntary Manslaughter In Indian Country

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada

RENO, Nev. – A federal jury convicted a Reno man on June 16, 2021 for committing voluntary manslaughter on tribal land.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Steven Bryan, 51, shot and killed his son with an AR-15 style rifle on or about December 13, 2019, on the Carson Indian Colony.

Bryan was found guilty of one count of voluntary manslaughter. He faces a statutory maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment. Chief U.S. District Judge Miranda M. Du presided over the trial and scheduled sentencing for September 21, 2021.

Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse for the FBI made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Penelope Brady and Andolyn Johnson are prosecuting the case.



Updated June 28, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime