RENO, NV - Investigators say the officers involved were monitoring a wanted suspect on Clear Acre Lane earlier in the day, September 3, 2014. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office and Sparks police were working with the US Marshal's Office, tracking a man wanted on a federal warrant from out of state. His name still has not been released.
“The suspect subsequently fled from officers, They found an abandoned vehicle at Sutro and 9th. As they went looking for the suspect, he appeared and pointed a weapon at officers. He was subsequently shot and transported to a local hospital,” said Tim Broadway with Reno Police.
There was plenty of police activity on east 9th and Sutro. That activity had the area closed off to traffic for much of the day.
SWAT teams were called in, and agencies from all over northern Nevada were on hand to help locate a passenger in the suspect's vehicle who ran from the car.
“We are looking for a white male, between five foot eight and five foot ten, medium length hair, and wearing prescription glasses,” said Broadway. The Reno Police Department is the lead investigative agency in the shooting.
Officer Broadway would not elaborate on the shooting, whether shots were exchanged or what the dead man was wanted for.
He did say they are looking for a car of interest.
“During the time with the car, there was a possible red jeep Cherokee that was involved. So if anyone in the area of north Reno or 9th and Sutro saw a vehicle occupied by 2 males around 10:30 or 11 o'clock has any information on that contact Reno Police or Secret Witness,” said Broadway.
Late Wednesday afternoon police found the passenger of the suspect's car in a crawl space at 8th and Spokane. He is at 911 Parr Boulevard, at the jail, and Reno police are talking to him.
On a normal day, Sutro and 9th street are busy. The police activity had bus routes, county offices, the senior center, and three schools, Duncan Elementary, Traner Middle School and Coral Academy closed or in lockdown.
But as law enforcement closed in on the focus toward the neighborhoods on 8th Street, the code red was lifted, and parents were allowed to pick up their kids at the various schools.