Detectives say driver hit officer, leading police to shoot

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -- The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Reno Saturday near the intersection of Neil Road and Peckham Lane.

Detectives say the driver of a stolen car accelerated toward a Reno Police officer, hitting him, leading officers to fire their guns at him.

According to investigators, about 10:30PM March 31, 2018, officers with the Reno Police Department responded to a call of a burglary in progress at the Peckham Plaza Mini-Storage at 1400 E. Peckham Lane.

While checking the area of the storage units on foot, two Reno Police officers came across a stolen Honda Civic parked behind one of the buildings. In the car was 21-year-old Nicolas Sedano. That's when detectives say he hit an officer with his car, leading them to shoot him. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

The officer was not seriously hurt.

Per Washoe County Regional Officer-Involved Shooting Protocol, since Reno Police were involved, the Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency for this investigation, working with investigators from the Sparks Police Department and the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office. Once completed, the investigation will be forwarded to the District Attorney for review.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Washoe County Sheriff's Office at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.