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A Nye, Nevada county sheriff is at UMC in critical condition this morning after being shot in a domestic violence dispute in Pahrump. The male suspect involved in the dispute was also shot in the altercation, he was also taken to the hospital. The incident happened just after 2:30 a.m. at the Terribles Lakeside RV Casino Resort. Both the deputy and the suspect was air lifted to UMC. Preliminary reports say the deputy was shot in the back, and he and the suspect are expected to recover. The deputy's family is by his side this morning. Officials are not releasing the officer's or suspects name.

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A Nye County sheriff's deputy, Eric Murphy, is recovering today after he was shot during a domestic violence call this morning at a recreational vehicle resort in Pahrump, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas.
Murphy and the suspect, who was shot in the leg by other Nye County deputies and detectives, were airlifted to University Medical Center at about 2 a.m. today. The deputy was said to be in critical condition, but medical staff found that no vital organs had been hit.
Deputies responded to a domestic violence call at the Terrible's Lakeside RV Resort. Murphy was shot twice in the back, despite wearing a bullet-proof vest.
Undersheriff Rick Marshall didn't release the name of the suspect.
After treatment the suspect is expected to be taken to the Nye County Jail, where he will face charges of attempted murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.

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Suspect held after shooting Nevada deputy

By Maggie Lillis
Las Vegas Review-Journal

NYE COUNTY, Nev. - A Nye County sheriff's deputy continued to recover at a Las Vegas hospital Friday afternoon after being shot twice at a Pahrump RV park earlier in the day, Sheriff's Department officials said.
The unidentified deputy was one of five officers who responded to reports of shots fired at Terrible's Lakeside Casino & RV Resort about 2 a.m. Friday.
Two shots struck the deputy in his side when a park resident ambushed him from behind, Assistant Sheriff Rick Marshall said.
The bullets penetrated the deputy's body armor but didn't hit any vital organs, he said.
"It was a through-and-through wound and he'll be OK," Marshall said.
The deputy was airlifted to University Medical Center, where he was in good spirits, Marshall said.
Officers shot the suspect, whose name was not released, in the legs. He also was airlifted to UMC, where he was later released and taken into custody.
The man lived in the RV park and was involved in a domestic disturbance before the gunfight, Marshall said.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they heard the shots before the suspect jumped from behind pine trees and took aim at them, Marshall said.
The deputy's back was to the suspect and he believed there was more distance between them, Marshall said.
Officer-involved shootings are rare in Nye County. Marshall said he can only think of about 10 such instances in the 21 years he has worked for the department.

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