LAS VEGAS — Rural Nevada deputies are searching for a gunman who opened fire on police, leaving a deputy critically injured.
KRNV-TV reports the Elko County sheriff's office is searching for 43-year-old Peter Coca. They say he's armed and dangerous.
Officials in the northeastern Nevada county say deputies found Coca holding a rifle on the roof of a house at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday and he fired 25 to 30 shots. Deputies returned fire.
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They say Coca shot Deputy Lenwood VanNatter multiple times in the chest, hip and legs. VanNatter was taken to the University of Utah hospital, where he underwent surgery.