For Immediate Release
PR #:1300073
Date Issued:Jul 11, 2013 - 9:34pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office leads Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

CASE #:WC13-4213
WHEN:Thursday, July 11, 2013
WHERE:2100 Block of Belcrest Circle, Reno
CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517


On Thursday, July 11th, 2013 at approximately 1:40 PM, officers from the Sparks Police Department responded to a report of a suicidal subject, armed with a firearm in the 3200 block of Wedekind Road.

Officers from the Reno Police Department also responded to assist with locating the individual after it was reported the subject was walking in the area with a firearm.

The subject was located near the 2100 block of Belcrest Circle, Reno. While officers were attempting to investigate the circumstances and negotiate with the subject, an officer-involved shooting occurred.

One subject was transported to the hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

In accordance with the policies of the Reno and Sparks Police Departments, the involved officers have been placed on routine administrative leave.

The Regional Officer-Involved Shooting Team, comprised of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department and Washoe County District Attorney's Office is conducting a joint investigation into the shooting. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is the lead agency conducting the investigation.

Additional details will become available as the investigation continues.

No officers were injured during the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Washoe County Sheriff's Office at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

Additional Contact Information: Sergeant Dennis Carry, Washoe County Sheriff's Office - Special Operations and Investigations Division




The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.

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