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Adam “Pacman” Jones, center right, appears in court Dec. 6 with co-defendants Sadia Morrison and Robert “Big Rob” Reid, and his lawyer Robert Langford, center, before Hearing Master Kevin Williams at the Clark County Regional Justice Center.

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Adam “Pacman” Jones, center right, appears in court Dec. 6 with co-defendants Sadia Morrison and Robert “Big Rob” Reid, and his lawyer Robert Langford, center, before Hearing Master Kevin Williams at the Clark County Regional Justice Center.

During the 2007 NBA All-Star Game weekend, Las Vegas played host to a four-day party. Outside of a strip club on the early morning of Feb. 19, gunfire halted celebrations and left one man paralyzed and two others injured.

At Minxx Gentleman's Club and Lounge, NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones "made it rain," or showered the stage with dollar bills. However, when the strippers began to collect the bounty without his permission, he became angry. A fight broke out and people were forced out of the club.

Outside, an unidentified shooter that police believe to have been part of Jones' entourage fired several bullets. One of the bullets lodged into bouncer Tommy Urbanski's spine, paralyzing him from the waist down.

Jones, who played for the Tennessee Titans, was suspended from the NFL following the shooting. On December 6, 2007, Jones pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct charges and will serve a year on probation, face random drug testing, do community service and take anger management classes. He was traded by the Titans to the Dallas Cowboys during the 2008 NFL Draft, pending his reinstatement to the league.

Urbanski filed a lawsuit against the Tennessee Titans, seeking to hold the team partially responsible for the shooting since Jones had not been disciplined by the team for other legal troubles. A judge dismissed the lawsuit in January 2008, saying the incident that happened during the NBA All-Star Weekend had nothing to do with the team.

Authorities arrested 29-year-old Arvin Kenti Edwards on April 18, 2008, on three counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon and three counts of battery with substantial bodily harm.

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, Edwards pleaded not guilty to the charges and his lawyer, Jeffrey Segal, accused Jones of falsely naming Edwards. The trial is set for March 2 and bail is set at $2 million.

Archive highlights

A year later, justice still elusive for Urbanskis

Tue, Feb 19, 2008

So much has changed for so many people connected to the Feb. 19, 2007, shooting at Minxx strip club one year ago today at the end of a chaotic NBA ...

From street to discreet

Sat, Dec 15, 2007

As he left the Regional Justice Center last week, Adam "Pacman" Jones didn't seem entirely transformed.

'Pacman' wants to do the right thing, his lawyer says, but isn't sure what that is

Wed, Jun 27, 2007

District Attorney David Roger wants suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones to do the "right thing" and help police identify the suspect in a shooting outside a Las Vegas strip ...

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Arrest report details events surrounding shooting at Drai’s, IDs ‘good Samaritan’

Tue, Oct 22, 2013

The gun used in the Drai’s after-hours club shooting Monday morning that left one dead and two wounded was not registered in Nevada, according to an arrest report released today.

NFL ordered into mediation on 'Pacman' Jones strip club shooting case

Wed, Aug 29, 2012

The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered the National Football League to enter into settlement talks with a paralyzed strip club bouncer and his wife who together won about $13 million ...

Man sentenced in 2007 NBA All-Star Weekend strip club shooting

Fri, Aug 5, 2011

The alleged gunman in a high-profile 2007 strip club melee and shooting in Las Vegas that involved NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones will begin serving out a four- to 10-year ...

District attorney eyeing 'Pacman' case after Ohio arrest

Mon, Jul 11, 2011

The district attorney in Las Vegas says he'll review police reports of NFL football player Adam "Pacman" Jones's weekend arrest in Cincinnati before deciding whether to ask a judge to ...

'Pacman' Jones sentenced in 2007 Las Vegas strip club melee

Thu, Feb 24, 2011

NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones won't do any jail time. But he will spend a year on probation for his role in a 2007 strip club melee and shooting in ...

Sentencing reset for 'Pacman' Jones in 2007 Las Vegas strip club incident

Tue, Oct 19, 2010

NFL player "Pacman" Jones will be sentenced in January for his role in a 2007 strip club melee and shooting in Las Vegas that left one club employee partially paralyzed ...

Trial delayed for alleged gunman in 'Pacman' case

Thu, Jul 9, 2009

The trial of a man charged with paralyzing a Las Vegas strip club bouncer after a fight allegedly involving NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones and members of Jones' entourage broke ...

'Pacman' court transcript available

Fri, Aug 15, 2008

Transcripts of the July 10 court proceedings involving suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones were recently made available by the Clark County 8th Judicial District Court.

Alleged shooter in ‘Pacman’ case in Vegas jail

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The Associated Press is reporting that the man accused of shooting three people in a strip club melee involving NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones is being held at a Las ...

Pacman testifies before grand jury in shooting case

Fri, Jul 11, 2008

Suspended NFL star Adam “Pacman” Jones testified Thursday afternoon before a Clark County grand jury investigating the Feb. 19, 2007, shooting at the Minxx strip club that left former club ...

Pacman pays debts; case to be dropped

Sat, May 24, 2008

Under the threat of arrest, suspended NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones paid his gambling debts to Caesars Palace on Friday. His Las Vegas attorney delivered a $21,625 check to the ...

Gambling debt chases Pacman Jones

Fri, May 23, 2008

The district attorney’s office is seeking a felony arrest warrant for suspended NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones for failing to repay $20,000 in gambling debts to Caesars Palace. Chief Deputy ...

ALSO A VICTIM

Mon, Dec 31, 2007

Kathy Urbanski woke from a nightmare, struggling to breathe.

Joyful return soon sours

Sun, Aug 26, 2007

It was a return home that had been scheduled and cancelled two times already.

'Pacman' wants to do the right thing, his lawyer says, but isn't sure what that is

Wed, Jun 27, 2007

District Attorney David Roger wants suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones to do the "right thing" and help police identify the suspect in a shooting outside a Las Vegas strip ...

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The Shooting, 2007: Four Bullets Later
The Shooting, 2007: Four Bullets Later
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