Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting In Pahrump, Bodycam Footage Released
The Nye County Sheriff's Office has released new details in the fatal officer-involved shooting that happened in the 2200 block of Kelso Way in Pahrump on Thursday night.
UPDATE: The Nye County Sheriff's Office has released new details in the fatal officer-involved shooting that happened in the 2200 block of Kelso Way in Pahrump on Thursday night.
They said starting around 10:54 a.m., deputies responded to several calls throughout the day of a man yelling and driving erratically around his residence.
At 8:12 p.m., they responded to shots fired at the same residence.
Nye County Sheriff says 46-year-old Jason O'Bannon was screaming at deputies and started firing shots at them immediately when they arrived on scene at 8:21 p.m. They said SWAT was activated after this.
They said O'Bannon had a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1998 and was a convicted felon.
They said no one else was at the residence at the time.
Deputies attempted to peacefully resolve the situation, but when O'Bannon pointed his gun at a detective on scene, the detective fired four shots at him at 9:23 p.m.
O'Bannon was given medical aid on scene and was transported to the hospital. After life-saving efforts, the Nye County Sheriff's Office was informed around 9:31 p.m. that he was pronounced deceased.
They said during the whole ordeal, surrounding residents were huddled down inside their homes or were hunkered down on the ground outside. No other injuries were reported.
The Nevada Highway Patrol and multiple other agencies were assisting Nye County Sheriff's Office during the event.
Nye County Sheriff's Office says the detective was placed on leave in accordance to protocol and an outside investigation has been requested.
You can watch the full press conference below:
Original Story: The Nye County Sheriff's Office says they responded to reports of a male subject firing shots in a yard on Thursday night.
They said it happened at Mesquite and Chiquita in Pahrump.
Upon arrival, deputies encountered civilians hunkered down in the desert, residents hiding in their homes, and a male suspect actively shooting in a yard.
Deputies attempted to bring the situation to a peaceful resolution for some time until the suspect turned his gun on a deputy.
Deputies returned fire and the suspect was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries. Nye County Sheriff's Office said emergency medical aid for him is ongoing.
No other injuries to civilians or deputies were reported.
This is a developing story.