One person dead after officer-involved shooting in Sparks; suspect identified

Officer-involved shooting reported on London Circle in Sparks

One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting late Tuesday night, according to the Reno Police Department.

Officer Travis Warren says two officers with the Sparks Police Department responded to reports of brandishing a firearm and robbery in progress on the 1700 block of London Circle on Tuesday, July 17.

Warren says when officers arrived on scene, the man, who was later identified as Rolando Brizuela, 57, pulled a gun on police which resulted in the officer-involved shooting.

Brizuela was pronounced dead on scene.

The Regional Officer-Involved Shooting Protocol has been activated -- the Reno Police Department has been named the lead agency.

Both Sparks police officers involved have been placed on administrative leave.

News 4 has requested the body camera footage from the officers involved.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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