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  • 5 days ago Leon bonta

    Lisa should have never called those pigs

  • 5 days ago Leon bonta

    Rest in peace Big Cuzz ,we miss you ,remember when we took you to eat at burger king?yeah I wish you well .I hoped nothing but happiness for you .you wouldn't have shot anyone man,these Frigging cop callers ..yeah their everywhere man,I don't live my life that way ..well till I see you again take your place at the council fire Hoka!!!!!!!

Johnny Bonta, 43
Sparks, Nevada
October 22, 2017

Agencies: Reno Police Department Nevada | Washoe County District Attorney’s Office Nevada | Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Nevada

Last updated: 5 days ago

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed during an officer-involved shooting in Sparks early Sunday morning. 

Deputies say 43-year-old Johnny Bonta of Sparks died after three officers opened fire on him after he came out of an apartment armed with a shotgun and wouldn't drop the weapon.

Police first responded to a report of a domestic violence call on Sullivan Lane which involved a mother and a daughter who were in the apartment with Bonta.

Officers got them out safely before the shooting happened.

The Washoe County Regional Officer-Involved Shooting Protocol has been activated.

The Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency for this investigation, working with investigators from the Reno Police Department, and the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office. Once completed, the investigation will be forwarded to the District Attorney for his review.

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