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Investigators: Man shot by Sparks Officers was armed

Published: Aug. 5, 2021 at 1:55 AM PDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2021 at 2:12 PM PDT
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has provided new details into a shooting involving the Sparks Police Department late Wednesday night.

The shooting happened on Victorian Avenue near the RTC Centennial Plaza.

The WCSO statement says Sparks Police responded to a report of a man armed with a gun. When the officers arrived on scene, they contacted the man and tried to de-escalate the situation.

There is no word on how many officers fired their guns, but the suspect was the only person injured. The man, who has not been identified, has undergone surgery.

Once the WCSO investigation is complete, the report will be reviewed by the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information that can assist the investigation is asked to call the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case number WC21-3740.

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