The Latest: 2 Reno suspects arrested; officer shoots tire
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on an officer-involved shooting during an attempted arrest of a fugitive in Reno (all times local):
Reno police say they’ve arrested two suspects after one with a handgun struggled with a detective before another officer shot out a tire on their getaway car.
A Sparks police officer tried to arrest one suspect on outstanding warrants in Reno Monday after he exited a vehicle at a convenience store.
Reno police say the 29-year-old fugitive, Jacob Woodhouse, jumped back in the vehicle and a struggle ensued between Woodhouse and a detective who realized Woodhouse was armed.
Reno police said the driver of the vehicle tried to pull away while the struggle continued in the back seat before another officer fired a single shot to disable the tire.
The detective jumped out and no one was hurt.
The 23-year-old driver was arrested shortly after the vehicle stopped nearby.
Woodhouse fled on foot but was apprehended at a Reno residence Tuesday afternoon.
Reno police are investigating an incident involving a police officer from neighboring Sparks who discharged a weapon while looking for suspects south of downtown Reno.
Sparks police spokesman Damian O’Connell says the officer-involved shooting happened at about 2:20 p.m. Monday near a 7-Eleven store on Mt. Rose Street.
No one was injured.
It’s not clear how many shots were fired or how many officers were involved.
Reno police say at least one Sparks officer was searching for wanted subjects as part of an ongoing investigation but no other details have been released.