WCSO investigating chase to Wadsworth area that led to shooting, vehicle fire

The scene at the end of a chase from Lyon County into the Wadsworth area that needed with a...
The scene at the end of a chase from Lyon County into the Wadsworth area that needed with a vehicle catching fire.(Daniel Pyke/KOLO)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 7:19 PM PDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 11:17 AM PDT
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WADSWORTH, Nev. (KOLO) - AUGUST 5 UPDATE: The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is now leading the investigation into a vehicle chase that led to an officer involved shooting and fire.

A chase went from Lyon County to the Wadsworth area near Interstate 80 Thursday evening. According to WCSO, an officer involved shooting occurred, followed by a fire.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the suspect was in the vehicle when it caught fire. Authorities said the public is not in danger.

The crash set brush on fire and it burned a few feet away from the vehicle.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada State Police were involved in the chase from Lyon County to the Cantlon Drive area of Wadsworth. One Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy has been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is conducted.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the North Lyon County Fire Protection District also responded to the incident.

Anyone who knows anything about this incident is asked to call the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Unit at 775-328-3320.

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