The incident occurred while the on-duty Washoe County Sheriff's Office Deputy attempted to stop a male subject near Gold Ranch Casino.
The deputy has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation.According to RPD, when the preliminary investigation is complete, it will then go to the District Attorney's Office to determine whether the shooting was justified under Nevada law.
The incident occured around 3:48 pm on Sunday afternoon outside of Gold Ranch Casino at 350 Gold Ranch Rd.
"A deputy from the Washoe County Sheriff's office was on a routine patrol out here at some point or another put out information that shots were fired," Commander Venzon says.The suspect did sustain a gun shot(s) wound. Venzon did not confirm how serious the injuries are or how many times the suspect was shot.
Nevada Highway Patrol, Washoe County Sheriff's Office, and Reno Police were called to the scene to investigate.
Reno Police Department will be heading up the investigation.
"On every officer involved shooting regardless of agency, all of the agencies come together and work together," Commander Venzon says.
As of 10:30pm on Sunday officers were still on scene, but Gold Ranch Rd. was not longer blocked off.
News Four's crews on scene say that officers are not releasing much information on the shooting, but do say that the Reno Police Department has been put in charge of the investigation. More information is expected to be released soon.
Verdi, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com)-- News Four has received reports that an officer has been involved in a shooting near the Jack in the Box at Gold Ranch just off of I-80.
A police officer was reportedly involved in an altercation with a suspect. According to crews on scene the suspect was shot by the officer and taken to Renown Hospital.
News Four has crews on scene and will report more information as it becomes available.
The deputy was not injured. News Four will continue to release new information on this incident if it becomes available.
According to Reno Police Commander Mac Venzon, the incident was first reported at 3:45 pm on Saturday.
Shots were fired outside the Gold Ranch Casino and RV Resort in Verdi.