NEW: Man found dead after killing girl, shooting officers, and standoff in Parker County
Chief Tony Simmons of the Reno Police Department has released a full update regarding the shooting and standoff that occurred last night.
On Thursday, July 9th, at 6:12PM, Reno and Springtown police officers along with Parker County sheriffs deputies were called to a house in the 800 block of Harris Road. A mother had called 9-1-1 to report that her son was armed and threatening to shoot people. He shot and killed a 17-year-old female relative. The mother was able to escape, but sustained injuries while doing so.
As officers arrived at the house, gunshots were fired by the suspect. He shot and wounded a Reno police officer, who was transported from the scene with a gunshot wound to the arm.
A second Reno police officer was struck, but the bullet hit the duty belt near the pistol holster. The officer was not seriously injured.
Officers retreated and more personnel were called to the scene. Parker County’s SWAT team was activated to assist with the apprehension of the suspect.
During the standoff, a Parker County sheriffs deputy was shot multiple times. He was transported by CareFlite helicopter to JPS with injuries. The officer has been released from the hospital.
As the situation escalated, the suspect, now identified as a 26-year-old man, lit the house on fire and then shot himself. Police found his body after the fire was knocked down.
The investigation is still in progress.