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Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies Interrupt Vehicle Burglaries – Shots Fired…

At 6;50 a.m., February 22nd, Deputy Sheriff’s from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office reported an Officer Involved shooting at the intersection of North Curry Street and East Adeline Street. The incident took place following a 2-hour standoff with a suspect who was believed to be burglarizing cars in the area.

At 4:34 a.m., the Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified that an adult male was in the process of stealing catalytic converters from vehicles. When Deputies arrived at the scene they encountered the suspect who was threatening and displaying an active lit torch, a machete, and a knife strapped to his wrist.

A standoff ensued for approximately two hours while Deputies attempted to verbally gain control of the suspect. A Sheriff’s Office Mental Health Crisis Team came on scene to assist.

The suspect remained agitated and aggressive. At approximately 6:50 a.m., a nearby resident exited his house from the garage and the suspect charged at the man. The suspect was then shot.

The suspect was treated at the scene by Fire/Paramedics and transported to Renown Medical Center. The name of the suspect and Deputies involved are not being released at this time. The suspect’s condition is serious, but not believed to be life threatening. No other injuries were reported. The Deputy Sheriff who fired at the suspect has been placed on administrative leave per Sheriff’s Office protocol.

The incident is being investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and State Investigations Division.

The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this incident and asked that anyone with information to please contact the 24-hour Communications Center at 775-887-2677 (COPS) or the Investigations Division on Monday at 775-887-2500.

Release by:
Ken Furlong, Sheriff
775-722-5856

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