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Pahrump active shooter fired 244 rounds at officers, Nye County sheriff says

Steven Burson, 62, facing multiple charges
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Posted at 4:34 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 01:20:53-05

NYE COUNTY (KTNV) — The Nye County Sheriff’s Office released further information from an active shooter situation that happened in Pahrump on Thursday night.

NCSO says it was notified of an active shooter at about 530 p.m. in the 3200 block of Kings Way, a neighborhood west of State Route 160.

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Deputies arrived on the scene and were immediately taking on gunfire, according to Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly. Gunshots were coming from a home that had officers pinned behind a patrol vehicle.

Multiple agencies responded and SWAT officers were able to take Pahrump resident Steven Burson, 62, into custody from the home without injury or any shots fired by officers.

A search warrant conducted of the home turned up rifles, guns, shell casings and binoculars with several bullet holes also located inside the residence.

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Sheriff Wehrly says Burson fired 244 rounds at officers during the incident. He was also a convicted felon with a prior arrest for the attempted murder of a peace officer.

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Burson is facing the following charges from Thursday:

-Discharge of gun within a structure
-Assault on a protected person w/a deadly weapon
-Aim a gun a person
-Attempted murder
-three counts of possession of a gun by a prohibited person

The NCSO thanked the Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada Parole and Probation and US Marshals for resources to assist as well as the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Nevada Division of Investigations for its support.

The Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue was also on standby throughout the incident, according to the NCSO, and no injuries were reported.

The entire video released by the Nye County Sheriff's Office can be viewed below: