RENO — At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, officers from the Regional Gang Unit were on patrol in the area of Neil Road and Moana Lane. A known gang member saw the officers and fled on foot. The suspect was detained nearby after a short foot pursuit. During the foot pursuit, the suspect removed a firearm from his waistband and then threw the weapon under a vehicle. The suspect was quickly apprehended and the firearm was recovered. The juvenile suspect was booked into the Jan Evans Detention Center for two felonies related to possession of the firearm, as well as obstructing and resisting officers.
Citizens are encouraged to contact their local police departments, dispatch or the gang unit directly regarding suspicious activity involving known or suspected gang members. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Secret Witness at 322-4900 or the Regional Gang Unit at 334-3852.