Officer injured after vehicle pursuit ends in shooting at bottom of Kingsbury Grade |

Officer injured after vehicle pursuit ends in shooting at bottom of Kingsbury Grade

A Douglas County sheriff’s sergeant received a nonlife-threatening bullet wound during a high speed chase that ended near the bottom of Kingsbury Grade late Friday night.

A murder suspect out of Northern California was spotted at around 9:45 p.m. driving through South Lake Tahoe where police started the pursuit.

Douglas County deputies took over the chase in Stateline with the suspect firing on them as they turned onto Kingsbury Grade and over Daggett Summit at dangerous speeds.

“The vehicle driven by the suspect crashed approximately one-quarter mile west of Foothill Road,” Sheriff’s Spokesman Sgt. Jeff Schemenauer said. “The lone suspect surrendered to authorities without incident and was taken into custody.”

The sergeant was taken to Renown Medical Center for surgery.

As of 8:10 a.m., Kingsbury Grade remained closed in both directions at Tramway and Foothill. Click here for the latest on Nevada road conditions.

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