Nevada Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Line of Duty, Suspect Dead

AP Photo/Michelle Rindels
AP Photo/Michelle Rindels

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials say a Nevada sheriff’s deputy is dead after a man opened fire on officers responding to a domestic violence call.

Authorities say the man was later found dead at the scene of the confrontation, which happened a little after 2 a.m. Saturday in a suburban neighborhood in East Carson City.

Carson City sheriff’s officials say deputies were responding to reports of domestic battery and found an injured woman, then a man came out of the house within minutes and fatally shot one of the sheriff’s deputies.

Additional officers responded and got three children out of the house. They ranged in age from 8 to 13.

The Reno Police Department has taken over the investigation.

Details about the officer and the suspect were not immediately released.