- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Authorities have identified the man who was shot and killed by police after a minivan crashed into a downtown Reno chicken wing festival over the holiday weekend.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s office said Tuesday that Raul Saavedra-Vargas died in the July 3 incident that temporarily shut down the Biggest Little City Wing Fest.

Sheriff’s deputy Jeff McCaskill declined to say why the man’s age and hometown aren’t being released.

Police said Saavedra-Vargas on Sunday afternoon drove toward the festival area, swerved toward an officer on foot and crashed into a vendor.

Saavedra-Vargas died at the hospital.

No bystanders were hurt from the festival that typically draws 80,000 visitors.

Police said the confrontation began after they tried to stop the silver minivan that Saavedra-Vargas was driving in for a traffic stop.



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