WINNEMUCCA — A man shot by a Winnemucca Police Department officer during a warrant arrest Friday night will live but faces criminal charges for actions he allegedly took during the confrontation.
Jared Holm, 26 of Winnemucca, was transported to Reno for medical care for what are being described as non-life-threatening injuries.
The officers involved in the incident are on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the shooting. Their names will not be released during the investigation.
According to a statement by the WPD, officers were aware Holm had two arrest warrants when they observed him at a local casino shortly before midnight Friday.
When Holm saw the officers he got into a small vehicle and attempted to drive away.
WPD officers attempted to stop him, but Holm allegedly struck one of the officers with the vehicle.
During the encounter officers discharged their weapons, striking Holm. The suspect allegedly continued to travel at an accelerated speed in an attempt to elude officers, but he lost control of the vehicle in an adjacent parking lot where he struck a portion of a nearby hotel, then crashed into a parked vehicle.
Holm fled on foot but was soon discovered hiding across the street. He was taken into custody without incident.
Holm faces charges of attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail for the three felonies and one misdemeanor is $155,630.
Police did not say if the officer who was struck was seriously injured.
The investigation into the officer-involved shooting will be conducted by the Nevada Department of Public Safety.