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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Paladin - 4/21/2014 8:51 AM
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ERinj; You need to research what is considered an "immediate threat" and what constitutes a justifiable homicide in the eyes of the law. You don't have to fire a shot to pose an immediate threat of death or serious bodily harm to another person or to the police. By brandishing a firearm in a threatening manner and refusing orders by the police to put the gun down, he was posing an immediate threat to the public and the officers on scene. In that instance they were justified in "stopping the threat". More and more, mentally ill and/or unstable people (severe PTSD) choose to end their life by committing suicide by cop; putting cops in a situation where they have to "stop the threat". Its a sad state of our society that we are not focusing more on the treatment of our vets with severe PTSD.

erinj2014 - 4/19/2014 6:20 PM
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I think this is horrible, he never fired any shots at them and they need to go to jail for killing him. If it was the other way around the shooter would of immediately been in jail. I think it is horrible they still have done nothing to these people for murder. They killed a good man, husband, and father. Ripped him away from his babies and family. So sad, I don't trust cops anymore because it seems like they are quick to kill no matter the reason.

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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