Former Humboldt County Man Identified as Shooter Killed by Police in Reno Tuesday
A former Humboldt County man, Lucas Stone age 30, was killed by law enforcement Tuesday evening as he fired shots from the eighth floor of a Reno highrise apartment building. Lucas or Luke as he was known attended College of the Redwoods from 2008-2009. He also interned at Caltrans in Eureka for four months from February to May of 2009.
Press release from Sparks Police Department:
November 28, 2017, at approximately 1838 hours the Reno Police Department received numerous calls reporting shots being fired from a building located in the 200 block of North Sierra Street. Reno Police Officers arrived on scene and heard gunshots from an elevated room inside 255 N. Sierra Street. The room was overlooking N. Sierra Street and much of the downtown area. Officers immediately began evacuating residents from the surrounding area.
As officers worked to contain the area of the incident, Reno Police Negotiators also responded and made phone contact with the suspect and a female who was also in the room. Officers determined the suspect was firing from inside a room at 255 N. Sierra Street above ground level. The suspect continued to actively fire his weapon with the female also inside. During the initial incident, two law enforcement officers fired their weapons at the suspect. As the incident continued, members with the Reno Police and Washoe County Sheriff’s SWAT team entered the suspect’s room and an officer fired their weapon at the suspect. Medical personnel already on scene rendered aid to the suspect who was transported to an area hospital where he was declared deceased.
There were two officers from the Reno Police Department and one deputy from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office that were involved in the Officer Involved Shooting. The Reno Police Department and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office enacted the Washoe County Officer Involved Shooting Protocol. The Sparks Police Department took the lead in the investigation per protocol.
On November 29th, 2017, the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the suspect in this case as Lucas Stone, a 30-year-old Reno resident.
There was only one injury reported by a citizen who received a superficial injury to her hand that did not require medical attention. This citizen was in a neighboring residence. No Law Enforcement Officers were injured during the incident.
The investigation is ongoing; however, it is believed the suspect acted alone and the shooting was not a pre-planned event. The preliminary findings appear that the suspect was shooting at subjects that did not exist from the interior of his residence. Detectives have extensively canvassed the area and spoken with witnesses. There is no current evidence to support that the suspect was targeting citizens in the downtown corridor.
At the conclusion of the investigation, the case will be sent to the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office for review, per protocol.
Anyone with information can call Sparks Police 353-2231 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.