UPDATE: Suspect identified, believed to be homeless

Sparks police responded to call at 9:30pm
Published: May. 30, 2023 at 10:08 PM PDT|Updated: May. 31, 2023 at 2:59 PM PDT
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - Update on June 1: The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who died in the officer involved shooting as 29-year-old Dylan Wilson.

Wilson was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Renown. His cause of death was declared to be multiple gunshot wounds to the head, torso, and upper extremities.

The Examiner’s Office says Wilson is believed to be homeless.

2:45 P.M. UPDATE: A male ran from Sparks police Tuesday night as they responded to a report he was threatening a female, then pulled a knife and charged police, the Reno Police Department said.

That’s when Sparks police shot him. He was taken to a hospital where he died, RPD said.

RPD is handling the investigation of the officer-involved shooting involving Sparks Police Department officers.

RPD said it started about 9:37 p.m. when Sparks officers went to the area of East Prater Way and I Street about a block west of McCarran Boulevard.

There was a report of a male and female arguing with the female screaming for help. Police were told the suspect had a machete and were also told he was arguing with a male as well.

Police tried to contact the suspect when they arrived, but he ran, then stopped pulled out what RPD called a knife and charged at officers, who fired.

Emergency personnel gave him medical attention and took him to a hospital, but he died.

His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 775-334-2121 or they can call or text Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or go to secretwitness.com

4:00 A.M. UPDATE: A man is dead after a shooting involving Sparks police officers.

According to the Sparks Police Department, when officers responded to the Iron Horse Shopping Center they made contact with a man who they believe was armed. Investigators say he ran from police, and officers then shot him. Specifics on what led to the shooting have not yet been made clear. The man was taken to the hospital, where he died.

The Reno Police Department is taking over the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

OORIGINAL STORY: A heavy police presence was reported in the Iron Horse Shopping Center at Prater Way and McCarran Boulevard Tuesday night. Officers responded around 9:30 p.m.

No information has been released about the incident.

Reno Police and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office were also part of the response.

People are asked to avoid the area while the scene is active.

This is a developing situation. Check back with this story for more information as it becomes available.