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Officer-involved shooting suspect out of hospital, in jail

February 26, 2018

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A suspect who was shot by a Washoe County sheriff’s deputy during a stabbing north of Reno three weeks ago has been released from the hospital and now faces multiple criminal charges.

Sparks police who are investigating the officer-involved shooting say 20-year-old Maurice Garcia was booked into the county jail on Sunday for suspicion of battery with a deadly weapon, assault of a peace officer with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest.

Sheriff’s deputies were responding to a report of a stabbing at a residence in Sun Valley on Feb. 4 when Garcia came to the door with what appeared to be a black handgun.

It turned out to be a replica Beretta 6mm caliber BB gun that was recovered at the scene after the deputies shot him.

Two victims were hospitalized with stab wounds.

The investigation is ongoing.

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