ELKO, Nev. (AP) - Authorities say the man who was killed by a Nevada state trooper after he fired at the patrolman during a foot chase in Elko over the weekend had a criminal record that included burglary and domestic battery.
The Elko County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 30-year-old Aaron Wesley Keller of Spring Creek.
The patrol says Keller was stopped for suspected drunken driving Friday night in Elko.
Investigators say he ran off before field sobriety testing began and then fired “multiple rounds at the trooper.” A handgun was recovered at the scene, the patrol said.
The trooper was not injured.
It’s not clear if Keller has a lawyer or will be appointed one.
The Elko Daily Free Press reported Monday Keller was accused of burglarizing a Spring Creek home in 2018. He was charged with burglary while in possession of a gun or deadly weapon, home invasion and grand larceny of a gun.
He pleaded guilty to burglary in April 2019 and was placed on probation after being sentenced to serve one to six years in prison and pay $2,800 restitution.
He also pleaded no contest in 2018 to domestic battery and was given a suspended sentence.
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