Name released of man killed in shooting with police

Published: Jul. 17, 2018 at 10:12 PM PDT
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The suspect in an officer-involved shooting in Sparks has died from his injuries, according to Reno Police.

They say just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, two Sparks Police officers were investigating reports of someone with a gun and a robbery on London Circle, near Sparks Middle School.

While in front of a home, officers came across a man who matched the suspect description in the incidents. Police say the man showed a gun when they confronted him and that led to officers firing several shots, killing the suspect.

The Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office has identified him as 57-year-old Rolando Brizuela of Sparks.

The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave. The Reno Police Department and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office are conducting the investigation in accordance with the regional Officer-Involved Shooting protocol. The Reno Police Department is the lead agency.

If you have any information about this case, you're asked to contact the Reno Police Department at 775-334-2175 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.