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DA: February 2017 Officer-Involved Shooting in Downtown Reno Justified

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The Washoe County District Attorney's Office says a February 2017 officer-involved shooting in downtown Reno was justified. 

The suspect, 35-year-old Ronald Eugene Bailey III was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of Battery with the Use of a Deadly Weapon Resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm and one count of Resisting a Public Officer with a Dangerous Weapon. 

Washoe County Sheriff's Detectives say on February 6, 2017 officers with the Reno Police Department responded to a report of a fight at a motor lodge near west 2nd Street and Ralston. There they found a man stabbing another man.

Officers shot him when he assaulted one of the officers with a knife.

Bailey was also transported to Renown Medical Center for treatment of injuries received during the officer involved shooting then taken to Washoe County Jail.

The victim was treated and released from the hospital.

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