Man shot by police in southwest Reno identified; is in stable condition

The name of the man shot by police has been released and there are more details about what led up to the shooting.
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 12:00 PM PDT|Updated: Aug. 11, 2022 at 4:32 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - AUG. 11 UPDATE: The man shot by Reno Police Department officers on Aug. 8 in southwest Reno remains in the hospital Thursday in stable condition.

The Sparks Police Department on Thursday released more details of the incident as it handles the officer-involved shooting.

The wounded man is Brandon Allan. The Reno Police Department received a report that a man later identified as Allan was in the area of Kestrel Court and Kingfisher Drive holding a knife and with a gun in his waistband.

Reno police arrived at about 10:49 a.m. and Allan was in the middle of the street with a knife in hand and a gun in his waistband. Officers told Allan to drop the knife but he ignored their commands and walked away. At one point he moved his hand toward the gun and two officers fired and shot him.

As officers gave Allan medical attention, they found a survival knife and what turned out to be an airsoft pellet gun nearby.

The investigation continues. Sparks police asked anyone with information to call police at 775-353-2225 or call or text Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or go to

ORIGINAL STORY: An officer-involved shooting is under investigation in southwest Reno.

It was reported just before 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2022 on Kingfisher Drive near Kestrel Court.

Investigators tell KOLO 8 News Now that officers with the Reno Police Department responded to a disturbance involving a male suspect who was reportedly armed with a knife and a gun. Police confronted the suspect and multiple shots were fired. It is unclear at this time what led up to shots being fired. The suspect was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.

The officer involved was not hurt, investigators said.

Sparks Police are handling the investigation.

Stay with KOLO 8 News Now on this developing story.

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