Nye County: Shooting suspect in Pahrump dies, new video of incident released

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UPDATE: The suspect in Thursday afternoon’s active shooting situation in Pahrump has died.

On Friday, Nye County Sheriff’s office released a new video of the incident.

The suspected gunman has also been identified as Jordan Nelson.

Officials say Nelson began shooting at deputies leading to an hours-long stand-off.

Deputies also say they found Nelson inside the home and believe he shot himself.

Nelson was taken to the hospital where officials say he died.


PAHRUMP, Nev. (KLAS)— Neighbors in Nye County shared their shock and fear with 8 News Now after an active shooter situation caused chaos in Pahrump Thursday. 

“I heard regular pistol shots,” Pahrump resident Pamela Stroud explained. “And then this big boom, boom.

Gunshots rang out on a normally quiet street, turning a normal day terrifying. 

“Sorrowful, a little worried,” Stroud added of the situation. “Because it was close to home.”

Stroud lives right around the corner from where the incident started. 

Nye County Sheriff Captain David Boruchowitz told 8 News Now deputies were first called to a home where the suspect’s girlfriend reportedly lived Thursday evening. 

They then tracked him down at his home off Dana Way in Pahrump, where Captain Boruchowitz said he continuously shot at law enforcement and threatened to kill them. 

Deputies later discovered the man inside the home with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

“It is a horrible situation for anyone involved,” Captain Boruchowitz told 8 News Now. “Obviously, none of us what to be here, but it is what it is, and residents can know that the Sheriff’s office takes their safety seriously.”

Stroud called this a sad situation, but she’s glad it wasn’t worse. 

“Who knows how many other situations will come up like that,” Stroud added. 

She said she now hopes to return to her quiet, subdued space. 

“I just wish I would have been able to help,” Stroud concluded. “You know?”

Nye County Sheriff’s Deputies told 8 News Now the suspect was taken to Desert View Hospital in Pahrump. No word on his condition as of Thursday night. 

Captain Boruchowitz said a few of the deputies involved were exposed to chemical irritants used to lure the suspect out of his home, but they are okay. 

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