Jace Herndon, 41, a resident of Reno, died after being shot by a police officer just after 3 p.m. On Friday at 3:11 p.m., Reno police conducted a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle, occupied by three people. The officers were speaking with the driver, Herndon, and shortly thereafter shooting broke out, injuring the driver. REMSA responded, but Herndon died of his injuries.
A Regional Officer Involved Shooting team, comprised of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Sparks Police Department, Reno Police Department and Washoe County District Attorney’s Office are conducting a joint investigation into the shooting.
In accordance with Reno police policies, the four officers involved have been placed on routine administrative leave.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office at 328-3320.