|OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING INVESTIGATION - DOWNTOWN RENO
Shortly before 7:00 pm on November 28, 2017 Reno Police Dispatch received numerous calls from citizens reporting a possible active shooter from a building located in the 200 block of North Sierra Street. Reno Police Officers arrived on scene and heard gunshots from an elevated room inside 255 N. Sierra Street. The room was overlooking N. Sierra Street and much of the downtown area. Officers immediately began evacuating residents from the surrounding area. Other Law Enforcement agencies to include, Washoe County Sheriff’s, Sparks Police, University of Nevada Reno Police, Nevada Highway Patrol, and local FBI and ATF agents also responded to the scene and assisted with the incident.
As officers worked to contain the area of the incident, Reno Police Negotiators also responded and made contact with the suspect and a female who was also in the room. Officers determined the suspect was firing from inside a room at 255 N. Sierra Street above ground level. The suspect continued to actively fire his weapon with the female also inside. Members with the Reno Police and Washoe County Sheriff’s SWAT team converged on the suspect’s room and an officer involved shooting occurred.
Medical personnel already on scene rendered aid to the suspect who was transported to an area hospital where he was declared deceased. The suspect’s identity will not be released until notification of next of kin.
After the situation was contained, it was discovered that a citizen received a superficial injury to her hand that did not require medical attention. At this time there is no information that any other citizens or law enforcement personnel were injured.
The Regional Officer Involved Shooting Protocol has been enacted, and the Sparks Police are leading the investigation. There is no threat to the public and investigators remain on scene.
The investigation is in its preliminary stages, but it appears that the suspect acted alone. This case is actively being investigated, and no additional information will be released at this time.
Anyone with information is urged to call Sparks Police 353-2231 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.
Sparks PD Case #17-10267
Reno PD Case #17-25515
WCSO Case #17-6441
Officer Ken Gallop
Public Information Officer
775-353-2299 opt 2