Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Aug 05, 2022 - 9:28AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Detectives lead Officer involved shooting investigation near Wadsworth

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

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer involved shooting, which occurred on August 4, 2022, in the area of Interstate 80 near Wadsworth. As a result, the Washoe County Regional Officer Involved Shooting Protocol has been activated. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency for this investigation, working with investigators from the Sparks Police Department, Reno Police Department and the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.

This is an ongoing investigation and there is no immediate threat to public safety. One Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy has been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is conducted.  Additional details will be provided when they become available.

Anyone who knows anything about this incident or was a witness is asked to call the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Unit at 775-328-3320 and refer to case #WC22-4108.


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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