Winnemucca Police Department officers have one subject detained on the ground after another man was shot in the leg.
Winnemucca Police Department officers have one subject detained on the ground after another man was shot in the leg.
Michael Dougherty, age 63, was arrested in the parking lot near The Pig BBQ & Pub Saturday night on several charges including attempted murder after another man was found to have a gunshot wound to his leg following an alleged altercation in the bar. 

Winnemucca Police Department (WPD) Captain Dave Garrison said WPD officers were dispatched to the parking lot near The Pig BBQ & Pub in Winnemucca on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m. with reports that one male subject had drawn a weapon on another male subject. 

Upon arrival, officers found Dougherty pointing a firearm at another subject, later identified as 40-year-old Jesse McKillop of Winnemucca. Dougherty was reported to have an Elko address. 

Officers reportedly told Dougherty to surrender the firearm, which he did, after which time he was detained by officers who also took possession of the firearm, identified as a 45-caliber semi-automatic handgun. 

McKillop was found to have a gunshot wound on his lower left leg and officers applied a tourniquet to the leg while awaiting the arrival of emergency medical responders. 

McKillop was transported to Humboldt General Hospital for further medical treatment. 

The investigation revealed that according to witnesses on scene, Dougherty allegedly fired one shot at McKillop and struck him in the leg prior to officers arriving on the scene. 

The two men were reported to be engaged in a verbal altercation inside the bar immediately preceding the incident. Officials said it appears just the two men were involved in the incident.

Dougherty was taken into custody on charges of felony attempted murder, felony battery with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor out of jurisdiction warrant on failure to appear. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident should call the Winnemucca Police Department at 775-623-6396.