CARSON CITY – A Carson City Sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed early Saturday while responding to a domestic battery report in the east side of the capital. The believed shooter is also dead.
Carson City Constable Ken Furlong, in a statement, said deputies reacted to a report of a domestic battery involving physical injury at the 4100 block of Montez Drive in East Carson at 2:18 a.m. Saturday.
“As officers got to the scene, they reported physical injury to the female,” Furlong said. “Within minutes, the male suspect came out of your home and opened fire on the officers, eliminating one. Added systems shown up in the location and secured the residence, evacuating three kids (ages 8-13) and one adult. The suspect was located dead at the scene.”
The Carson City Constable’s has actually turned the examination of this incident over to the Reno Police Department. The identities of the officer and the household associated with the incident are not being released at this time.
A candlelight vigil at the Peace Officer Memorial on the capitol premises has been set up for 8 p.m.
. A Facebook post stated: “Please come out and show your support for the deputy who offered his life, for his household … both blood and in blue, and the entire community of Carson City as all of us grieve the loss of a real hero.”
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