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Man arrested in Pahrump shooting Tuesday

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Posted at 9:51 AM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 12:51:07-04

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on attempted murder charges after a shooting in Pahrump Tuesday.

Around noon Tuesday, Nye County Sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call and possible shots fired at an apartment complex in the 2800 block of Dandelion Street.

Upon arriving, deputies made contact with the male victim with a gunshot wound to the upper chest. The male victim was flown to UMC Trauma in Las Vegas, where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

A female at the scene stated Shawndarro Marcel Thomas assaulted her physically before the shooting. The female and Thomas have a child together. The female victim was transported to Desert View Hospital for the treatment of her injuries.

During the investigation, detectives and patrol identified Thomas as the suspect, but he had fled the scene. Thomas eventually surrendered to Nye County detectives and patrol and was taken into custody.

Thomas was booked at the Nye County Detention Center on attempted murder and domestic battery charges. He is being held on $203,000 bail.