Johnny Bonta Killed by Sparks Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
1800 Sullivan Ln
Mapping Police Violence:

Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. Johnny Bonta of Sparks died after three officers opened fire on him after he came out of the apartment armed with a shotgun and wouldn't drop the weapon.

Victim's Name: Johnny Bonta

Agency Responsible: Sparks Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 43

Race: Native American

Date of Death: October 22, 2017

County: Washoe

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 3058

Geography: Suburban

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