Officer-Involved Shooting in Residential Area in Sparks

By: Catherine Van/Millie Warren Email
By: Catherine Van/Millie Warren Email

SPARKS, NV - At least two people injured by gunfire following during a domestic argument in Sparks October 13, 2014. Police responded to the call of shots fired around 2:30; the incident is under investigation as an officer-involved shooting.

"We walk through this entire neighborhood, we jog around and it's always seemed pretty safe, everyone seemed pretty friendly," Kelly Dye, a neighbor said.

Reports of shots fired in this quiet neighborhood brought a rush of sirens and police presence to their street. According to several witnesses, two women were arguing in the street when one of them aimed a gun at the other. They say, when Sparks Police arrived on the scene, officers took aim at the shooter.

"It's always a little surprising, but you know you come in, it is what it is and kind of get home," she said.

As with every officer involved shooting the investigation has been handed off to another agency, the Reno Police Department taking the lead on this case.

At this time, they are not giving any comment on the situation and the extent of injuries are unknown at this time.

"Anything can happen anywhere, no matter where you live. You can live in the safest neighborhood, gated communities have murders all the time and it doesn't really change anything,"
she added.

"It is alarming to see it happen in our neighborhood though," Edward Dye, her husband said.

The investigation blocked traffic on Woodhaven Lane for most of the day, but the activity drawing the curiosity of neighbors who say they still feel on edge, that something like this could happen so close to home.

"That makes you just a little more leery. You lock your doors, you keep an eye out, you stay alert and don't turn you back," Dye said.

The name of the officers involved in the incident have not been released. No word on their condition tonight. Based on protocol the officers will likely be placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.

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SPARKS, NV - Police from the Sparks Police Department (SPD), Reno Police Department and Washoe County Sheriff's Office are present in the residential area of Woodhaven Lane and Express Street after reports of shots fired on Sunday, October 13, 2013.

An official with the SPD confirms it is an officer involved shooting.

Two people are confirmed to be injured and were transported to the hospital, according to an official with the SPD. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Scanner traffic indicates a 25-year-old woman was shot in the rear end.

It is unknown how the other individual became injured.

No other information has been made available. We will continue to provide updates as we receive more information.


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