Suspect Identified in Officer-Involved Shooting from March
UPDATE: The Sparks Police Department says they have new details on an officer-involved shooting that happened in March in the 9800 block of Double R. Boulevard.
UPDATE, May 2019:
The Sparks Police Department says they have new details on an officer-involved shooting that happened in March in the 9800 block of Double R. Boulevard.
They said a suspect got into an altercation with a Reno Police officer and gained control of the officer's wood baton. They said the suspect struck the officer multiple times in the head with it.
Sparks Police said the officer managed to get to this firearm and shot the suspect in the torso.
They said the suspect was identified as 42-year-old Ronald Akers and he has been released from the hospital.
They said Akers was booked for attempted murder with a deadly weapon, battery on a protected person, battery with a deadly weapon and obstructing and resisting with a deadly weapon.
This is a developing story.
UPDATE, March 2019: The Reno Police Department says the officer who suffered life-threatening injuries after an officer-involved shooting near South Meadows Parkway and Double R Boulevard on Wednesday was released from the hospital Thursday.
Reno Police believe an officer suffered life-threatening injuries during an officer-involved shooting near South Meadows Parkway and Double R Boulevard in south Reno.
The Sparks Police Department says Reno Police responded to the 700 block of South Meadows Parkway on a report of a subject trespassing.
The suspect was located in the 9800 block of Double R. Boulevard, where an altercation ensued between them and a Reno Police officer. Sparks Police say the officer suffered injuries as a result of the altercation and the officer discharged their firearm, striking the suspect.
Police say the suspect and officer involved were transported to a nearby hospital, after 9 a.m.
Authorities tell us the officer shot the suspect, but as of right now, it's not known if the suspect shot back, or how the suspect hurt the officer.
Reno Police say the officer worked for the department for about 10-15 years and was part of the Community Action and Outreach unit, which refers people to community service instead of being arrested.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office, FBI and Sparks Police are also assisting with the investigation. Police tell us the officer was wearing a body camera during the incident.
The Sparks Police Department says the officer is now stable and the condition of the suspect is still being evaluated.
The case will eventually be turned over to the Washoe County District Attorney's Office for review.
If you have any information that can help authorities, call Secret Witness at 775-322-4900, or text your to 847411. Your information will remain anonymous.
Latitude 39 informed its residents by saying in part, “while we are not yet aware of the full details, law enforcement is onsite and has secured the property as we support their investigation. There is no concern for safety and residents are able to access their homes. We will share more information as we receive it from law enforcement.”
Our thoughts and prayers going out to Reno Police Department and all involved.????♥?— LCSO Dispatch (@LCSODispatch) March 20, 2019