Needles, CA: Deputies were dispatched to a man from Bullhead City, Arizona with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Needles, CA: Deputies were dispatched to a man from Bullhead City, Arizona with a gunshot wound to the leg.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at 4:40 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 4th, 2019, deputies were dispatched to the 2300 block of Needles Highway in Needles, California reference a male subject with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The male subject, identified by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station as 68 year old Arthur Patrick Tabacco from Bullhead City, Arizona.

Preliminary investigation showed Tabacco to be in possession of a loaded firearm within a vehicle and the negligent discharge of a firearm.

A firearm and two spent casings were located and taken as evidence.

Tabacco was transported to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada for further treatment.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy F. Weinald of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: www.wetip.com

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https://local.nixle.com/alert/7393070/

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