Court documents identify homicide victim

2013-12-06T11:38:00Z Court documents identify homicide victim Elko Daily Free Press
December 06, 2013 11:38 am

ELKO — An Elko man was charged with murder after reportedly shooting another man in the head at his home on the South Fork Indian Reservation for Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone.

Joshua Dooley, 35, of Elko and Jacob Tybo were in Tybo’s home Wednesday drinking alcohol, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday. The document stated Dooley said he had lost his cell phone at Tybo’s home earlier in the week, and repeatedly accused Tybo of stealing it. Dooley said he thought Tybo stole his phone because Tybo was attracted to Dooley’s girlfriend and wanted to get to know her, according to the document.

At some point Wednesday evening, Tybo got upset at Dooley’s accusations and picked up a shotgun and aimed it at Dooley’s head, according to the complaint. Dooley picked up a rifle that he knew was loaded and pointed it at Tybo. Tybo said if Dooley would not stop talking about the phone, he would shoot him, the document stated.

Instead, Dooley shot Tybo, hitting him in the head and killing him, according to the complaint. He reportedly took Tybo’s car keys and phone and left in Tybo’s truck. On Jiggs Highway, Dooley called 911 and told the operator he had shot and killed Tybo, the complaint stated.

Dooley was arrested and booked into Elko County Jail on a courtesy hold. He was transported to Reno for his initial appearance in federal court on Thursday.

According to the complaint, both Dooley and Tybo are members of the Te-Moak Tribe of the Western Shoshone.

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  1. LadyNations
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    LadyNations - December 07, 2013 11:20 am
    I also stated it was what the suspect said. My issue is with the impartiality of the article. Being impartial implies fairness and by only presenting one side there is no fairness. When the victim is deceased and no longer has a voice to tell his side then ONLY the facts should be reported. By reporting only the suspects side it denies his victim his basic human right to have his side heard.
  2. DEBoyd
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    DEBoyd - December 07, 2013 5:16 am
    The reporter clearly states in the first paragraph she is quoting from the criminal complaint. At no less than four places in the article the reporter uses the phrase, "according to court documents". or something similar. The way harmful misinformation gets spread is gossipy distortions of the truth - like you just did here. Luckily the reporter has more integrity than that.
  3. LadyNations
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    LadyNations - December 06, 2013 7:48 pm
    Since when has impartial reporting turned into reprinting what the suspect says? He is the murderer, of course he's going to say whatever he can to make himself look innocent. Maybe the EDFP should report only the facts and not the fantasy of someone who's trying to keep himself out of trouble.
  4. Sumone
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    Sumone - December 06, 2013 6:06 pm
    Is this the statement of the murderer? I'm sure there were no witnesses or a thorough investigation hasn't been done at this point. So there is nothing substantial. A murderer is a murderer and he should be sent to prison for life. The victim had a long life that was taken from him. Prayers for the victim's family.
  5. Big Brother 53
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    Big Brother 53 - December 06, 2013 5:01 pm
    30 days probation for taking another human beings life really? Lock him up for 30 years and take away his life only god has the power to take away life regardless of the situation. Show some sympathy for the victims family people.
  6. Pearl Turner
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    Pearl Turner - December 06, 2013 4:30 pm
    It all seems reasonable to me. I say 30 days probation should do the trick.
  7. scorpions
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    scorpions - December 06, 2013 3:59 pm
    Hmmm....Shot & killed and jailed...shot,yet not killed with bow and arrow,and guilty man still walks our streets?Justice?
  8. bcc1954
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    bcc1954 - December 06, 2013 1:26 pm
    alcohol....AGAIN...that's why I don't like alcohol! What is wrong with people?
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