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ELKO — The Elko County Sheriff’s Office has identified two “persons of interest” in the July 7 home invasion during which a resident was killed in his home on Wrangler Circle.

Taylor Robert Miller, 27, of 1701 Buckskin Drive is a Native American male 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. Tyrell Mitchell Holley, 34, of 1610 Buckskin Drive is a Hispanic male 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds.

Both men “possibly connected in this home invasion/homicide are currently subject to questioning,” stated the sheriff’s office. “If either of these subjects are seen please contact non-emergency dispatch at 775-777-7300.”

Brad Smith, 33, was shot to death in an exchange of gunfire after three men broke through his front door, according to Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts.

Tieres A. Lopez Sr., 23, of Elko was booked into Elko County Jail Sunday afternoon on charges of first-degree murder, robbery and attempted home invasion.

One of the intruders was also wounded in the exchange of gunfire and was later located at a residence on Wongobi Street. “This individual was subsequently transported to NNRH and then to an out of state medical facility,” stated the sheriff’s office.

Investigators also released a photo this week of a vehicle believed to have been used in the crime. They are seeking information from anyone who may have seen the vehicle traveling along any possible route between Wrangler Circle and Wongobi Street between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. the night of July 7.

“Additionally, we are requesting residents or businesses on any possible route between the above addresses examine any security camera footage they may have, for the time mentioned above, for the pictured vehicle,” stated the sheriff’s office.

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