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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Friday December 1st, 2023 :: 08:28 a.m. PST


Needles Deputies Respond to Man Down Call and Locate Deceased Arizona Man

DATE/TIME: November 26, 2023 / 7:35 a.m.

INCIDENT: Death Investigation

LOCATION: Market Street/North L Street, Needles

VICTIM(S):  Damien Reyes, 19-year-old Male Resident of Bullhead, AZ

On Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 7:35 a.m., deputies from the Needles Sheriff’s Station responded to the intersection of Market Street and North L Street for a report of a man down.  

When deputies arrived at the location, they found a deceased man, identified as Damien Reyes, in a dirt lot with a gunshot wound.  A handgun was located near the body.    

Investigators from the Specialized Investigations Division also responded and assumed the investigation.  

An autopsy was performed, and it was determined the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.    

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Specialized Investigations Division at 909-890-4904.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous should contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to  

Refer: Detective S. Thurman or Sergeant J. Giles

Station:  Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. 909-890-4904

Case No.  DR# 212300901  H# 2023-126

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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