Hit-And-Run Crash Led To Trooper-Involved Shooting Near Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Washoe County sheriff’s office says the man who was shot last week by a Nevada State Police trooper under an I-580 overpass south of Reno was a suspect in a hit-and-run crash who refused to surrender.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect is recovering from surgery following the shooting last Wednesday in Washoe Valley and no one else was hurt, but has released few other details.

The trooper was responding to a report of the hit-and-run collision shortly after 2:30 p.m. and spotted the suspect’s vehicle in a parking lot of Chocolate Nugget Factory on Old Highway 395, the sheriff’s office said. The suspect fled on foot before the trooper found the man hiding nearby and “began communicating with him,” it said in a statement.

“After a series of events, an officer involving shooting occurred,” the statement said.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

The sheriff’s office is conducting the investigation under regional protocols for officer-involved shootings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at the sheriff's office at 775-328-3320 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 regarding case No. WC21-5883.