Victim Identified in Officer-Involved Shooting

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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.