Reno police release body cam footage of fatal Yori Ave shooting

Sherman Crutcher
Sherman Crutcher(The Washoe County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 14, 2023 at 11:42 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -The Reno Police Department on Thursday released body camera footage of the fatal officer-involved shooting of a knife-wielding man on Sept. 4.

The footage shows the man, identified as Sherman Crutcher, with a fishing filet knife moving towards officers despite demands he drop the knife.

Both officers shot the 37-year-old Crutcher, according to the summary given by Deputy Chief Tom Robinson.

Police were told there had been a stabbing of a 16-year-old boy on Yori Avenue near Linden Street at about 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 4. Police were also told the suspect stabbed himself and was on drugs.

Crutcher was taken to the hospital where he died.

Police said the 16-year-old was also taken to the hospital but did not give an update on his condition.

Link to footage