Who is William Kerr? Elko Man Arrested, Charged with Open Murder

An Elko man known as William Kerr has been arrested and slapped with numerous charges including open murder.

Kerr was arrested after a man was found dead at a motel on Idaho Street on June 10.

Elko PD were called to the scene after reports of a shooting and tracked down a suspect, William Kerr, 54, to a home near 2nd Street and Cedar Street.

SWAT officers used distraction devices and chemical agents to get 54-year-old William Kerr out of the home.

Kerr was arrested and booked into the Elko County Jail.

He faces the charges of open murder, ex-felon in possession of a firearm, and failure to register as an ex-felon.

The investigation remains ongoing – If you have any information that can help, you are asked to contact Detective Michael Gustafson at (775) 777-7310, or the non-emergency Elko County Dispatch line at (775) 777-7300.

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