October 22, 2014
News Channel 8 has learned the named of the man shot by a Mineral County Sheriff's deputy on Thursday afternoon.
Leon James Buck, 44, of Fallon was shot and killed by Deputy Brian Dillard, a 10-year veteran of the Mineral County Sheriff's Office, after he reportedly opend fire on the officer during a traffic stop on Highway 95.
The highway was closed north of Hawthorne for several hours while an investigation took place. The department of public safety is handling the case.