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Update: Sheriff’s Office leads Reno officer-involved shooting




The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office that a formal identification and next of kin notification has been completed on the deceased male from Friday’s Reno Police officer-involved shooting.  The decedent is Jace Herndon, a 41-year-old Reno resident.

This investigation is on-going.  The Regional Officer Involved Shooting Team is currently following up on witness information.  The Regional OIS Team urges anyone with information regarding this incident to immediately call the Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division at 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900 or www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword-SW.

From Friday, May 18

On Friday at approximately 3:11 p.m., an officer-involved shooting occurred at the 400 block of Court Street in Reno.

Reno Police officers conducted a high risk felony traffic stop on a stolen vehicle, occupied by three subjects. Officers from the Reno Police Department verbally engaged the driver in the vehicle and shortly thereafter were involved in an officer-involved shooting.  REMSA responded, but the male driver of the vehicle succumbed to his injuries.

A Regional Officer Involved Shooting team, comprising the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Sparks Police Department, Reno Police Department and Washoe County District Attorney’s Office, are conducting a joint investigation into the shooting.  The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency for this investigation.  Additional information will be released as the investigation unfolds.

In accordance with the Reno Police Department policies, the four officers involved in this incident have been placed on routine administrative leave.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office at 328-3320 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.

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