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Nevada Deputy, Suspect Both Killed in Saturday Morning Shootout

August 17, 2015  | 

Carl Howell (Photo: Carson City Sheriff's Office)
Carl Howell (Photo: Carson City Sheriff's Office)

A Deputy with the Carson City (Nev.) Sheriff's Office was killed early Saturday morning while responding to a domestic violence call. He has since been identified as Carl Howell.

Governor Sandoval signed an Executive Order on Sunday morning ordering flags to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on August 22 in remembrance of Deputy Howell.

At 2:18 a.m., the Carson City Sheriff's Office responded to that call in the 4100 Block of Montez Drive in East Carson City. When officers arrived, they found a female with injuries. Howell went to make contact with the shooter, since identified as 31-year-old Jonathan Pope, who appeared to be armed with a firearm. The two exchanged gunfire and both men were struck. Howell was taken to the hospital, Carson-Tahoe Health, where he later died. Pope died on the scene.

Deputy Carl Howell was a nine-year veteran of the Carson City Sheriff's office. He leaves behind a wife, Rachel Howell, and four small children ages 7-12 in Lyon County, KTVN reports.


Comments (7)

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Marc Coulon @ 8/17/2015 1:49 PM

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. May our brother rest in peace.

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/17/2015 1:51 PM

Rest in Peace Deputy Howell and condolences to your family and the Carson City Sheriff's Department. At least you were able to take the perp with you however that is of little comfort to your family other than they won;t have to witness a trial.

Boston @ 8/17/2015 1:59 PM

I hate to see these stories.

John Egan @ 8/17/2015 5:00 PM

All of us who wear a shield and who take the oath to protect and serve grieve along with our brothers and sisters at Carson City Sheriffs.

kevCopAz @ 8/18/2015 7:04 AM

Go with the Lord Brother. Sad how quickly the end can come, we must all keep doing what we do and pray. Blue lives matter too

S.S. @ 8/18/2015 1:08 PM

May you R.I.P. Deputy Howell. May the Lord be with your family,especially your wife, and your children.

Sgt. Mike @ 8/19/2015 4:52 PM

R.I.P. Deputy Howell

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