Nye County deputies arrest two suspects, including 16-year-old, following ‘domestic dispute’ shooting

Desmen Sims, 20
Desmen Sims, 20(Nye County Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 17, 2023 at 1:45 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Nye County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported to an active shooting scene on Wednesday afternoon.

According to a social media post just after 1 p.m., the deputies arrived on the 600 block of E. San Lorenzo and found a 40-year-old man that had been shot multiple times outside of his residence. The victim was transported to UMC Trauma Hospital in Las Vegas, and NCSO said he is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Deputies reported that a juvenile, male suspect had fled the scene before NCSO arrived. During the investigation, the 16-year-old suspect and another man, Desmen Sims, 20, were found in the area of Bell Vista Rd. and Gay Street and taken into custody.

The juvenile suspect was booked into the Nye County Detention Center and is facing charges of attempted murder and battery with substantial bodily harm. Sims will be booked on a charge of accessory to a felony crime, according to NCSO.

NCSO said that JG Johnson Elementary School and Pahrump Valley High School were placed on soft lockdown “as a precaution.” Deputies were placed at both schools until more information about the location of the shooter became available.

The school lockdowns were lifted and students were released from their schools as usual.