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Man dies in officer-involved shooting

Man dies in officer-involved shooting

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Update 1:00 PM

Police Chief Ben Reed asked the Reno-based Nevada Division of Investigation to respond and investigate the scene. He believes NDI will arrive mid-afternoon today.

The officer who shot the man has been placed on paid administrative leave pending conclusion of the investigation.

The officer has worked for the Elko Police Department for three years, Reed said. He was working night shift and the call came in toward the end of the shift.

ELKO -- A man was shot Sunday morning by an Elko police officer during a domestic violence situation. The suspect later died of his injuries.

Elko Central Dispatch received a report at 6:23 a.m. of a domestic violence incident at Third and Juniper streets. An officer was at the house within three minutes of the call, Police Chief Ben Reed said.

A 24-year-old man and a woman were struggling over a rifle. The man was able to get the gun. 

The officer demanded the man drop the gun several times, Reed said. However, the man reportedly refused to do so. 

Fearing for his own safety as well as the woman's, the officer fired several shots, hitting the man in the arm and the lower extremities, Reed said. The man fell to the ground, and the officer was able to secure the scene. 

Reed said the man was transported to Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital. He died as a result of his injuries at about 11:30 a.m.

No other officers were involved in the shooting, although several responded to the scene. The area around the house has been secured, Lt. Rich Genseal said.

Reed would not release the man's name or the identity of the officer. 


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