Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Jan 09, 2023 - 2:41PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Unit Lead Officer Involved Shooting Investigation in Reno

For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

At approximately 6:20PM on Sunday, January 8, 2023, Reno Police Officers were responding to a call of a suspicious circumstance on the 1500 block of Sky Valley Drive in Reno.

At approximately 6:35PM, after an interaction with two male subjects, multiple shots were exchanged between two Reno Police Officers and the subjects.

One of the Reno Police Officers was struck by gunfire and was transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition.

One of the male subjects was struck by gunfire and was pronounced deceased on scene.  His name will be withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The second male subject was also struck by gunfire and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.  His condition is being monitored and will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

Reno Police then enacted the Washoe County Regional Officer Involved Shooting Protocol.  

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Detectives Unit will be the lead investigating agency on this incident. 

There are no outstanding suspects in this case and there is no danger to the public. 

Both Reno Police Officers have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is being conducted. 

At the conclusion of the investigation, the investigative report will be turned over to the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office for review per the Officer Involved Shooting Protocol. 

Anyone who witnessed the incident and has details are asked to call the WCSO Detectives Unit at (775) 328-3320 or call Secret Witness at 322-4900.

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.


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