For Immediate Release
PR #:1900010
Date Issued:Jan 28, 2019 - 5:36pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Update on Officer-Involved Shooting

CASE #:WC Case # 19-538;SPD Case # 19-851;RPD Case # 19-1892
WHEN:January 27th, 2019
WHERE:400 block of Booth St, Reno.
CONTACT:Brooke Howard Division Manager-Community Engagement Office 775-785-6205

On January 27th, 2019 at approximately 10:42 PM, A Reno Police Officer was involved in an officer-involved shooting near Reno High School in the 400 block of Booth St, Reno.

The officer attempted to stop a white sedan traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle fled from the officer for a short distance before hitting a median in the area of Booth St. and Foster Dr. causing a flat tire and immobilizing the vehicle.

After a short foot pursuit the male suspect produced a handgun and pointed it at the officer. The officer discharged his firearm striking the suspect. First aid was rendered by responding officers on scene and the suspect was transported to an area hospital.

The vehicle driven by the suspect was found to be stolen out of Reno.

No officers or other citizens were injured.

The identity of the suspect is not being released at this time. The involved officer has been placed on routine administrative leave.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Sparks Police Department are conducting the investigation in accordance with the regional Officer-Involved Shooting protocol. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency.

Anyone having any information about this case is asked to please contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office at 328-3320, Secret Witness at 322-4900, or



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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