- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - Elko County Undersheriff Clair Morris says a deputy accused of shooting his wife with a BB gun has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Morris told the Elko Daily Free Press (https://tinyurl.com/mcwubmd) that 26-year-old Deputy Eric Holden allegedly shot his wife in the lower leg at the county shooting range on Saturday. The BB reportedly broke the skin and bruised her leg.

Morris says Holden has not been charged with any crime, but his wife obtained a restraining order that was served on Holden about 6 p.m. Monday.

Morris says there’s no indication the couple was arguing before the incident and he doesn’t know what triggered the incident. He says Elko police are conducting a criminal investigation and his office is reviewing the matter internally.


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

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