Sheriff's Office

PR #:
2021-148
Date Issued:
Oct 19, 2021 - 8:48PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Detectives lead Officer involved shooting investigation

Contact:
Sergeant Jeff McCaskill
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: (775) 328-8710
Cell: (775) 453-0107

Officers from the Reno and Sparks Police Department and Deputies from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Golden Valley Drive and US Highway 395 on a report of an officer involved shooting just before 1:00 p.m. today, October 19, 2021.

The Washoe County Regional Officer Involved Shooting Protocol has been activated. The Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency for this investigation, working with investigators from the Sparks and Reno Police Departments, and the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.

Additional updates will be provided as they become available.

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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