Topock, AZ: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting of a naked man from Needles, California.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an agency assist at about 3:00pm PT on Monday, May 15th, 2017 for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (B.N.S.F.) police in reference to a naked male subject jumping off one of their trains in the Topock, Arizona area.
As deputies were enroute, they were redirected to a call at a residence, not too far away from the rail road tracks, in the 7900 block of Regil Road in reference to a naked man on a private property that had been shot.
As deputies were getting near the residence, they observed a naked man traveling west on Regil Road.
He was stumbling and covered in blood. Deputies detained the male subject.
Medical responded and the male subject was transported to a medical facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, the male subject was later identified as 25 year old Joshua Daniel Reza from Needles, California.
Deputies proceeded to the residence and contacted the victims. The 72 year old female victim said that she was in the house when the power went out.
The victim further said that she told her boyfriend as he was in the garage at the time.
The victim advised that a naked man walked up to her residence while her boyfriend walked up the road to check their electrical box.
The victim further advised that she didn’t recognized the naked man and she started screaming for him to leave.
The victim said that the naked man never spoke while he kept walking toward her.
The victim further said that he stopped and stared at her, ignoring her commands to get off the property.
The victim said that her boyfriend returned with a gun and the naked man started walking towards them when her boyfriend fired a few shots into the air while she was screaming for the naked man to get back and leave.
Deputies contacted the victims’ boyfriend, an 86 year old male victim.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, the victim confirmed his girlfriend’s statements.
The victim reported that he fired 2 to 3 warning shots into the air.
The victim further reported that the naked man continued walking toward them and he fired another round, striking the subject in the face.
The victim said that the man also broke the water pipes near their electrical box.
Nobody is in police custody at this time pending the County Attorney’s Office review.
The .22 caliber revolver was taken and placed in evidence pending the CAO review.
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