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Sheriff: Elko County deputies kill man who killed wife

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Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts released the identity of two people shot to death Thursday night during a domestic dispute. (Photo: MGN)

THIS AP STORY HAS UPDATES INCLUDED FROM ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS.

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts says two deputies shot and killed a man who killed his wife at a residence in rural northeast Nevada.

Pitts told the Elko Daily Free Press that deputies responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a home in Spring Creek about 8 miles (13 kilometers) southeast of Elko at 8:45 p.m. Thursday.

When officers opened the door, the husband shot the wife and officers shot the husband, identified as Jared S.R. Williams, 31.

Karen Williams, 33, was estranged from her husband and had recently moved into the home, according to Pitts.

Pitts says the couple was going through a divorce. He says several children and a sister-in-law were in the house at the time of the shooting.

Pitts says the Washoe County Crime Lab is gathering evidence and an investigative team from Carson City will assist in the investigation of the officer-involved shooting.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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