NHP Releases Video Of Fatal Shooting In Jean

Shooting Was The Culmination Of Road Rage Incident

Mitch Kelly
May 12, 2020 - 6:37 am

Photo Courtesy: Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP)

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The Nevada Highway Patrol has released the names of the two troopers involved in a fatal shooting at the department's Jean substation last Thursday night, as well as a video of the moments leading up to the shooting.

33-year-old Troopers Shawn Dobbins and 26-year-old Jared Ramm are both three-tear veterans of the department. 

51-year-old James Pease Jr. was identified as the man who was killed in the shooting. Pease had no criminal record, had a valid concealed carry permit and was armed with a handgun. 

Police say that just before 6pm on Thursday, Las Vegas Metro Police responded to a call from the driver of a pickup truck who reported that a suspect, later identified as Pease, was standing on State Route 161 pointing a firearm at the driver.  

The driver was able to turn around and drive away from the suspect, eastbound toward Interstate 15. Police say that the suspect followed the driver and that there was a third driver following the suspect. The cars were seen driving through a gas station parking lot.

The suspect stopped at the highway patrol substation at Las Vegas Boulevard and State Route 161. Police say Dobbins and Ramm were standing outside the station when the suspect exited his vehicle, drew and aimed his gun at one of the other drivers. 

Dobbins and Ramm shot at Mr. Pease, killing him. 

LVMPD's Force Investigation Team is continuing investigating the shooting on behalf of the highway patrol.