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Man killed in officer-involved shooting at Reno's Wing Fest

Posted at 5:41 PM, Jul 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 18:18:03-04

Reno police say a suspect being pursued by police crashed a vehicle into a booth at the city's annual Wing Fest.

Authorities say a van tried to get past a barricade Sunday afternoon and then swerved toward a police officer who was on foot.

That officer then shot the suspect behind the wheel. Police say the suspect, who they have not identified, was taken to the hospital where he later died.

No officers or bystanders were injured.

Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing officers try to cut the van off.

Wing Fest, an annual chicken wings cook-off, is proceeding but part of North Virginia Street streets remains closed off.

According to its website, the three-day event features 25 wing cookers, a free concert and draws 80,000.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is taking over the investigation.