Update: New details released in officer-involved shooting

Published: May. 9, 2023 at 5:05 PM PDT
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VIRGINIA CITY HIGHLANDS, Nev. (KOLO) - MAY 10 UPDATE: A spokesperson from the Sparks Police Department says this incident began when the Reno Police Department was serving a felony arrest warrant near Mira Loma Park.

As they were doing so, the suspect fled towards Hidden Valley. Police attempted to perform a pit maneuver during the chase but failed. The suspect then rammed into the police cars and fled towards Virginia City Highlands.

A police helicopter followed the car as its driver attempted to make their escape. Police caught up to the driver before shots were fired.

It is not known who fired first, but one RPD officer and three Storey County deputies fired shots, per Sparks PD.

The Sparks Police Department is investigating and anyone who knows anything is urged to come forward. Charges are still pending.

The Storey County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect has been taken into custody and that all deputies involved are uninjured.

6:40 P.M. UPDATE: An officer-involved shooting is under investigation in Virginia City Highlands. Reno Police say they were attempting to serve an arrest warrant in the area of Mira Loma Drive and the person they were looking for drove away. The pursuit ended in the area of Cartwright Road in Virginia City Highlands with an officer-involved shooting with the Reno Police Department and Storey County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect was taken to the hospital. No information has been released on their condition.

5:40 P.M. UPDATE: A shelter in place advisory has been lifted in Virginia City Highlands. A Care Flight helicopter left the area around 5:40 p.m.

Reno Police also responded to an incident in Hidden Valley earlier Tuesday. Witnesses say officers were seen chasing a vehicle through the neighborhood. A woman in the area told KOLO 8 News Now her son was being pursued.

“The fella that they were chasing after actually drove into my neighbors yard there and did a little bit of destruction in the front yard and I think the police car tried to ram him here and some pieces of his car were left in the roadway,” said Bernard Suran, who witnessed the chase.

It is not yet confirmed if this incident is connected to the incident in Virginia City Highlands.

ORGINAL STORY: Storey County officials are warning people in the Virginia City Highlands area to shelter in place as law enforcement responds to an incident in the area of Cartwright Road Tuesday afternoon. A heavy police presence is reported in the area. No information has been released about what led to the incident.

Check back with this story more information on this developing situation.