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November 20, 2012
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Truckee man, 27, recovering after being shot by WCSO deputy

Truckee man recovering after being shot by WCSO deputy

TRUCKEE — A Truckee man’s medical condition has been upgraded to stable after he was shot nine days ago by a Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputy, officials confirmed Monday.

Michael Nelson Heil, 27, of Truckee, was shot at about 3:48 p.m. Nov. 10, in the area of the Gold Ranch Casino in Verdi, according to the Reno Police Department.

A preliminary investigation revealed an on-duty deputy “was involved in the shooting during the stop of a male subject,” according to a press release issued Nov. 10 by Reno Police, and Heil was critically injured. The deputy was not harmed.

Heil is now in stable condition and is recovering at a “local hospital,” police confirmed in a Monday afternoon statement.

The deputy — whose name is not being released — has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation, according to the Nov. 10 release.

— The Union news service

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