Update (11/30/17): In a press release Reno Police Chief Jason Soto thanked Reno residents for avoiding the downtown area affected during the active shooter incident Nov. 28 at the Montage condominium tower. Further, he stated that the calls received to the Emergency Communication Center, “were instrumental in allowing the quick response from all area law enforcement agencies.”
The investigation has been given to the Sparks Police Department as part of the regional officer involved shooting protocol for Washoe County. The shooter has been identified as Lucas Stone, age 30.
A quiet Tuesday night in downtown Reno took a sharp turn when an individual began shooting onto Sierra Street from the Montage condominium tower at 255 N. Sierra Street. Local law enforcement was quick to arrive, closing off the east side of the Montage and setting up a perimeter.
The male suspect has died from bullet wounds received from police, who breached the residence where the suspect was located. The suspect was taken into custody but later succumbed to his wounds.
Another individual was reported as a hostage and was not physically harmed. The woman was in contact with emergency dispatch and said she could not get away.
Early reports from Reno Police indicate that mental health may have played a part in the incident, though more information will be released as the investigation continues.
While the area is now secure, Montage residents and casino employees said the incident unfolded quickly with police cars and unmarked vehicles blocking intersections and officers exiting their vehicles with weapons drawn. As more shots were heard, casino employees moved people off Sierra Street and stopped customers from exiting the casinos.
No officers were reported injured.