WINNEMUCCA — A 32-year-old man was injured in a shootout with Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies late Friday.
No deputies were injured in the exchange of gunfire. The suspect was flown to Reno in critical condition.
The events began in a remote corner of Pershing County with a call to 911 of shots fired, possibly during a domestic dispute. Deputies from Humboldt County were dispatched while Pershing County law enforcement was en route.
Neighbors reported multiple shots fired before the arrival of law enforcement, then dozens of shots exchanged between deputies and the suspect in about a 10-second period immediately after their arrival. Neighbors also said there was some sporadic shooting after that period. The suspect ultimately surrendered.
Pershing County Sheriff Rich Machado confirmed the suspect was shot during the exchange of gunfire. The woman was not injured in the shootout. As it was early in the investigation, Machado could not say whether there was actually a domestic disturbance at the house.
Because the shooting was officer-involved, the investigation will be conducted by the Department of Public Safety; the crime scene will be processed by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Investigation Section.
Neighbors said the couple had only lived in the neighborhood for about a month.
The small neighborhood is located approximately 10 miles from the Humboldt/Pershing County lines, tucked among agricultural fields, in the Pershing County section of Winnemucca.