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Sparks police arrest man in officer-involved shooting
by Tribune Staff
Nov 17, 2010 | 772 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SPARKS — On Nov. 5, Chester Hopkins, 57, was released from Renown Hospital and arrested by Sparks police detectives on four counts of attempted murder on a police officer and aiming/discharging a firearm where a person is endangered. 

The charges stem from a Sept. 24 incident in which Hopkins was firing a handgun at about 2:04 a.m. at John Champion Park in Reno. A Reno police officer was on patrol in the area and heard what he initially believed to be fireworks coming from inside the park. The officer stopped to investigate and realized the noises were gunshots. Numerous officers responded and searched the park. A team of four officers found Hopkins firing rounds inside the park. When officers told him to stop, three officers returned fire and the hit Hopkins three times. He was taken to Renown Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.  

The Sparks Police Department investigated the incident as outlined in the regional Officer Involved Shooting Protocol.
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