Reality TV-Show Shooting: Nevada Man Will Serve Time In Jail

By: Val Powell - June 25, 2014

Carlos Enrique Barron, a former high school special education teacher, was sentenced to 90 days in county jail and five years probation for being involved in the 2011 shooting incident with the crew of reality television show Repo Games. Barron, 43, was charged and found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, and burglary.

In 2011, the crew of Repo Games parked their security van in front of Barron’s driveway while filming in his Las Vegas neighborhood. Barron confronted the crew and asked that the van be moved. He also fired a gun into the air.

Barron’s lawyer Richard Tannery said, “A big guy had him backed up to his garage, and he fired a warning shot to tell them not to do that. He fired a shot in the air and they scattered.”

According to police reports, Barron shot three times, pointed his gun at the crewmembers, and even slapped one of them.

In court, Barron said that no one was hurt in the incident and he did not want to go to jail. “This incident has, yes, changed me. It taught me a lot of things,” Barron stated. Barron’s family was present in court.

Although Barron was found guilty of some charges, prosecutors said that the most important offenses were dropped – one felony discharging a firearm into a vehicle charge and two counts of attempted murder. With those charges, he could have faced more than 20 years in prison.

During the trial, Barron testified that he was acting in self-defense when he fired his gun. Prosecutor Alexander Chen said, “When you have a gun and you’re shooting it randomly at people, there’s potential for people to get hurt.”

The judge allowed Barron to remain free for at least another month until his hearing on July 24.

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  • Dan Gregory

    All these reality shows are trash.

    • mysterioso

      So are the people on them.

  • damian

    not for nothing, if some steroid filled palookas are blockin my drive way and they aren’t cops you best be sure ill move them , BY ANY MEANS NECCESARY.

  • Sam Ackerman

    Wait a minute these assholes were not even going after Barron’s car but yet they still blocks in his drive way. I would be pissed as well. I can see the asshole tv crew getting in his face as well.

    Where he screwed up is the shoot he took on the street. You should not shot at someone fleeing. Not that I care if you shot some scumbag in the back. It’s just that now that they are moving they become harder to hit and you risk hit some bystander.

  • Sam Ackerman

    Its sad when some assholes come on to your property and the home owner gets charged.

  • chrgrsfan

    u morons ever seen Chappelle shows keeping it real sketch??? it a driveway no reason to get all pissed and start shooting guns

  • Russell Schiwal

    He wasn’t shooting at people, he was shooting at a reality show crew.