Man killed in officer-involved shooting on Belcrest Circle

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Updated: 7/11/2013 11:14 pm
UPDATE July 11, 2013 9:31 PM-- According to Bob Harmon with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office the man who was shot by officers in the 2100 block of Belcrest Circle today has died.

Harmon tells News 4 that the initial reports came in around 1:40p.m. about a suicidal subject, armed with a firearm in the 3200 block of Wedekind Road.

Sparks Police were the first on scene and they were later joined by Reno Police as well as Washoe County Deputies. The man was found near the 2100 block of Belcrest Circle.

According to officers on scene, while they were attempting to investigate the circumstances and negotiate with the man, an officer-involved shooting occurred. The man was taken to the hospital and later died. No officers were injured during the shooting.  

Harmon says the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on routine administrative leave per the Reno and Sparks Police Department policies.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is the lead agency investigating, but Reno and Sparks PD are part of the joint investigation into the shooting.

News 4 will continue to follow this story and bring you more details as they become available.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Washoe Count Sheriff's Office at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.
(News 4 photographer Jeff Deitch)
(News 4 photographer Jeff Deitch)
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- News 4 is on scene of an officer-involved shooting resulting in a suspect's injury on Edgemar Circle near Sullivan Lane in Reno.

So far, details are scarce, but the suspect reportedly had a shotgun and was walking through the neighborhood.

The suspect was transported to Renown for injuries sustained from a gunshot wound. 

Stay with News 4 for more updates.

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HealingHands - 7/13/2013 9:00 PM
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To be fair to the "suspect." Kenny is (was) active service and has served at least two tours in Afghanistan. Like all of our service people, he has severe issues of PTSD. He was just reaching out for treatment at the VA. His wife told the dispatcher that he was not dangerous. Be sure to get the entire story about this beautiful man, husband, and father.

Paladin - 7/13/2013 7:00 PM
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Sounds like "suicide by cop" to me. Sad to say getting more and more common. Even when clearly justified, cops go through trauma, PTSD, nightmares and guilt when they shoot and kill another person. It's not like the movies, where they have a big shootout, kill a bunch of badguys and then go to Denny's for lunch and are out with the family at the movies that night. I hope the officers in this incident know they did the right thing, as hard as it was, and can move on with their lives and careers.

Kramer - 7/12/2013 3:23 PM
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I would just add "in northeast Reno" because that is the location and would explain the multiple agencies.EDIT

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