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Pahrump man admits to shooting girlfriend during meth-fueled argument

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 16:47:44-04

On Oct. 10, Gregory Earl Uribe admitted that he had lied during the initial investigation of the murder of his 37-year-old ex-girlfriend at a residence in the 700 block of Alaska Way in Pahrump.

The incident occurred on July 2 at approximately 5:32 p.m. and the victim was found by deputies with a traumatic head wound. After the woman had been taken to UMC Trauma in Las Vegas, it was apparent that she suffered from a gunshot wound. Although she was in critical condition, she made a partial recovery.

During the initial investigation, detectives held numerous interviews, served a search warrant and requested a forensic analysis of the evidence related to this case. The investigation revealed that the victim's injuries were the result of a gunshot which had been fired by her live-in boyfriend, Gregory Earl Uribe.

Uribe was present at the scene at the time of the incident but denied any involvement. Due to the nature of the trauma, the victim was unable to disclose any information about the incident to detectives at that time.

Uribe confessed to shooting the victim after they argued at their residence. He also that he had used methamphetamine prior to the incident.

Uribe was prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm at the time, a result of prior convictions, which has led to additional charges. He was placed under arrest and booked into the Nye County Detention Center on the charges of battery with a deadly weapon, discharging weapon where a person might be endangered, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and obstruction of a public officer.

He is currently being held on bail in the amount of $100,000 pending a formal arraignment in Pahrump Justice Court.