Police release name of downtown Reno shooting suspect

Published: Nov. 29, 2017 at 4:24 PM PST
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Police have identified the suspect they say shot his weapon multiple times from a downtown condo Tuesday night. Sparks Police say the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the suspect as Lucas Stone, a 30-year-old Reno resident.

According to Sparks Police, just before 6:40PM November 28, 2017, the Reno Police Department received numerous calls reporting shots being fired from the Montage. Reno Police arrived and heard gunshots from an elevated room and immediately began evacuating residents from the surrounding area. Two law enforcement officers also fired their weapons at the suspect.

Reno Police negotiators also responded and made phone contact with the suspect and a female who was also in the room. Police say Stone continued to actively fire his weapon. Members of the Reno Police and Washoe County Sheriff’s SWAT teams entered the suspect’s room and an officer fired at the suspect. Medical personnel already on scene gave first aid to the suspect, who was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead.

There were two officers from the Reno Police Department and one deputy from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office who were involved in the officer-involved shooting. Sparks Police Department took the lead in the investigation per Washoe County Officer-Involved Shooting Protocol.

There was only one other injury reported, by a neighbor who received a superficial injury to her hand that did not require medical attention. No law enforcement officers were injured.

The investigation is ongoing; however, police believe the suspect acted alone and the shooting was not a pre-planned event. The preliminary findings appear that the suspect was shooting at people who did not exist, from inside his home. Detectives have canvassed the area and spoken with witnesses. They say there is no evidence to support the possibility that the suspect was targeting people in the downtown corridor.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the case will be sent to the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office for review, per protocol.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sparks Police at 775-353-2231 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.