Body cam footage released in fatal police shooting
RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - MARCH 9 UPDATE: The Sparks Police Department on Wednesday released body camera video of a man killed Feb. 23 in an officer-involved shooting in south Reno.
Police video shows a Sparks man suspected of firearms violations, who was also being sought for questioning in a Washoe County Sheriff’s Office homicide investigation, running from police who tried to detain him and who had a gun when a police dog caught him.
The officers were working as part of the Regional Crime Suppression Unit when they tried to detain Jacori Shaw, 23, in a residential parking lot in the 5900 block of Talbot Lane.
Shaw was suspected of illegally having a gun, illegally carrying a concealed weapon, illegally firing a gun, and pulling a gun in a downtown Reno casino.
Footage shows Shaw running as police approached him. An officer released a police dog that stopped him. Police then told Shaw to drop his gun, then a shot rang out.
Shaw was on the ground. As officers secured him, one officer asked,” Is everybody all right?” Then, referring to Shaw, “Is he hit?”
“I think he’s code,” another officer replies. Code 50 is the term for when someone is dead.
An officer observes that Shaw is bleeding out of his mouth. Police then cut him out of his clothing and tried life-saving measures while waiting for an ambulance. Shaw was declared dead at the hospital.
Police found he had a 9mm black handgun with an extended magazine.
EARLIER STORY: The man who died following an officer-involved shooting in South Reno has been identified as 23-year-old Jacori Shaw of Reno.
According to the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, Shaw died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
The shooting happened around 11 p.m. on Feb. 23, 2022.
The Sparks Police Department said detectives were looking for Shaw, who was wanted for questioning in a murder investigation and also for felony gun violations, in the area of Talbot Lane near the Redfield Ridge Apartments.
After chasing Shaw, Sparks Police released a K9 to detain him. He then pulled out a gun and pointed it at detectives, police said. A Sparks Police detective then fired shots, hitting Shaw.
Detectives gave him medical aid on-scene. He was taken to Renown where he later died.
The Reno Police Department Robbery / Homicide Unit is leading the investigation.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Reno Police Department’s non-emergency line at 775-334-2188. You can also contact secret witness by calling or texting the tip to 775-322-4900 or secretwitness.com.
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