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Officer-involved Shooting in Sparks, Nevada – Shelter in Place Issued

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, March 29, 2024 9:08 pm

Sparks, NV – Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to a critical incident in Sparks, Nevada, following reports of an officer-involved shooting this afternoon.

The Sparks Police Department confirmed at least one officer has been shot, but no further details regarding the officer’s condition or circumstances surrounding the incident have been released.

Heavy Police Activity on Rock Blvd.

Rock Blvd. is completely shut down between Oddie Blvd. and Greenbrae Dr. due to the ongoing police activity. Authorities are urging the public to avoid the area entirely. Residents in the immediate vicinity are advised to shelter in place and remain indoors unless contacted by law enforcement.

Large Response from Emergency Services

News outlets report a significant presence of emergency personnel at the scene, including officers from Sparks and Reno police departments, REMSA paramedics, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, a bomb squad, and a SWAT unit.

Limited Information Available

The initial road closure announcement was made by Sparks Police shortly after 2:00 pm on March 29th. Washoe County has also issued a shelter-in-place order for the area around the intersection of Oddie Blvd. and Rock Blvd.

Developing Story

This is a developing story, and details regarding the officer’s condition, the nature of the shooting, and any potential suspects are not yet available. Authorities are expected to release further information as the situation unfolds.

Credits: MyNews4

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