Deputy injured in Gardnerville officer-involved shooting |

Deputy injured in Gardnerville officer-involved shooting

Investigators work the scene of an officer-involved shooting early Monday morning.
Kurt Hildebrand

A Douglas County sheriff’s sergeant was injured in an officer-involved shooting that occurred around 11:15 p.m. Sunday in Gardnerville.

Gilman Avenue was closed between Highway 395 and Waterloo Lane for the crime scene investigation until around 9:35 a.m., according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

A Gardnerville bartender said he saw the deputies go by and turned on his scanner in time to hear the aftermath of the shooting.

He said he heard a report that the sergeant had been shot in the neck and was helicoptered to Renown. In a follow-up, Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley said the sergeant was hit in the cheek. He is expected to recover.

Douglas County issued a statement confirming an officer involved shooting occurred and that the only suspect was being treated for injuries.

East Fork firefighters provided lights to help investigators see during the dark morning hours.