Sheriff's Office

For Immediate Release

PR #: 1800037
Date Issued: Apr 02, 2018 - 2:01pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office provides additional update to officer involved shooting investigation

CONTACT: Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

The Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity of the decedent from Saturday night's officer involved shooting in Reno as Nicolas Sedano, age 21. Next of kin have been notified.

From an earlier release:

Detectives with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office continue to lead the regional investigation of an officer involved shooting that occurred late Saturday night near the intersection of Peckham Lane and Neil Road in Reno.

According to investigators, at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, officers with the Reno Police Department responded to the report of a burglary in progress call at the Peckham Plaza Mini-Storage located at 1400 E. Peckham Lane.

While checking the area of the storage units on foot, two Reno Police Department officers encountered a stolen Honda Civic parked behind one of the buildings. The vehicle was occupied by one male subject.

During contact with the subject, an officer involved shooting occurred involving two Reno Police Department officers.

The subject sustained life-threatening injuries and officers immediately started lifesaving measures at the scene. The subject was transported to a local hospital where he was declared deceased.

No other civilians or officers were injured in this incident.

The Washoe County Regional Officer Involved Shooting Protocol has been activated. The Sheriff's Office is the lead agency for this investigation, working with investigators from the Sparks Police Department, and the Washoe county District Attorney's Office. Once completed, the investigation will be forwarded to the District Attorney for his review.

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.

Washoe County Sheriff's Office case: 18-1575
Sparks Police case: 18-2693
Reno Police case: 18-6588

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.