Authorities ID Pahrump man shot, wounded by police


The Nye County sheriff's office on Tuesday identified the man who was shot last week after he fired at deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call.

A woman reported that Gregory Boatright, her boyfriend, had a gun and was threatening to shoot someone, according to the sheriff's office. The incident began at 11:07 p.m. Sept. 22 in Pahrump at 4550 W. Hardy Lane, near Corbin Street .

When deputies arrived, they found Boatright outside with a handgun. Boatright pointed a gun at deputies and said that if they advanced, he would make them shoot him, police said.

Boatright fired one round at deputies. Deputies were able to get his girlfriend out of the house through a back door.

Deputies made a phone call to Boatright and tried to negotiate with him. Boatright told deputies he was going to shoot at them. A deputy identified only by last name, Bergstrom, was positioned with a rifle on a far corner of the residence to contain Boatright in case he moved against his neighbors.

Boatright saw him and pointed his handgun directly at him, authorities said. Bergstrom fired once, striking Boatright in the chest, the sheriff's office said.

Bergstrom is on routine paid administrative leave as the shooting is investigated.

Boatright is in stable condition at University Medical Center. He was charged with seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, seven counts of attempted murder and a charge of aiming and discharging a firearm endangering a person.

 

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