Carson City Deputy Killed in Line of Duty; Suspect Also Dead

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CARSON CITY, Nev. —

Carson City Sheriff’s deputy Carl Howell is dead after a man opened fire on officers responding to a domestic violence call.

Deputies responded to a call early Saturday morning around 2 a.m. in the 4100 block of Montez Drive in East Carson City.

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Deputy Carl Howell was a 9-year veteran of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, and he is survived by a wife and 4 children.

Carson City sheriff’s officials say deputies were responding to reports of domestic battery and found an injured woman. As Howell approached the residence to contact the suspect, Jonathan Pope, came out of the house within minutes armed with a firearm.

Pope and Howell exchanged gunfire resulting in both men being struck.  Pope was pronounced dead on scene, while Howell was transported to the Carson Tahoe Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Additional officers responded and got three children out of the house. They ranged in age from 8 to 13.

Howell was a 9-year veteran of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, and he is survived by a wife and 4 children.

The Reno Police Department has taken over the investigation. Anyone having any information about this case is asked to contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2188.

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