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Reno Police Sergeant Shot During Gun Battle With 2 Suspects

Reno, NV – A Reno police sergeant was shot during a gun battle with two armed suspects on Sunday night.

The incident began at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 8, when the Reno Police Department (RPD) received a “trouble unknown” call at the Southridge Apartments complex located on Sky Valley Drive, KTVN reported.

Details regarding what led up to the shooting were not immediately released.

Investigators said police returned fire during the incident, fatally shooting one suspect and injuring the second suspect, according to the Reno Gazette Journal.

The condition of the second suspect was not immediately released.

A Reno Police Department (RPD) sergeant was also hit during the gun battle.

“A Reno police officer did suffer gunshot wounds,” Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Public Information Officer Bryan Samudio confirmed, according to the Reno Gazette Journal. “He was transported to a hospital, went through surgery, and is in serious but stable condition.”

Police said SWAT and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene along with police, KTVN reported.

First responders evacuated area residents as they worked to get the second suspect out of the apartment complex.

Residents have all since been allowed to return home, KRNV reported.

Officer Samudio said investigators are still working to determine who fired the round that struck the police sergeant.

“It’s not completely clear who hit whom,” he told the Reno Gazette Journal. “I know the Reno police officers didn’t shoot each other, but we’re trying to get as many details as we can because it’s a pretty complicated crime scene right now.”

The suspects’ identities were not immediately released.

The WCSO is handling the ongoing investigation into the incident in compliance with the Washoe County Regional Officer-Involved Shooting Protocol, KTVN reported.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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