At 2:18 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a domestic battery involving physical injury at the 4100 block of Montez Drive. A woman was found at the scene with injuries, the release said.
Minutes later, a male suspect emerged from the house and opened fire on the deputies, killing one of them. The suspect also died at the scene, the release said without disclosing details.
Three children between the ages of 8 and 13 and one adult were later evacuated from the scene.
No further information, including identities, is being released at this time.
The Reno Police Department is investigating.