Carson deputy, battery suspect dead in shoot-out |

Carson deputy, battery suspect dead in shoot-out

by Taylor Pettaway
Officers stand off of Panamint Road after they are briefed following an officer's death.
Taylor Pettaway / Nevada Appeal | Taylor Pettaway / Nevada Appeal

A Carson City Sheriff’s deputy was killed early this morning after violent domestic battery call escalated when the suspect came out shooting.

At 2:18 a.m., Carson City Sheriff’s deputies responded the 4100 block of Montez Drive for a report of battery with injury. On their way to the scene, deputies found an injured woman. Within minutes, a man came out of the home and opened fire on officers.

The deputy’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

“The Nevada family lost one of its finest public servants today,” said Gov. Brian Sandoval. “I was deeply saddened to hear the news of the untimely death of a Carson City Sheriff’s Deputy and pray for strength and peace for his family and fellow officers during this time of tragedy. The death of this dedicated officer is a sobering reminder of the sacrifices our men and women in uniform courageously make each and every day as they protect our communities.”

Additional units arrived and secured the home, evacuating three children, ages 8-13 and one adult. The suspect was located dead on the scene.

The investigation has been turned over to the Reno Police Department.