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.