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September 22, 2014

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Suicidal man charged in Elko Indian Colony murder

Federal prosecutors say a suicidal gunman climbed through the window of a friend's house at the Elko Indian Colony and asked her to videotape him killing himself before he eventually fatally shot another friend who lived in the home.

Thomas Caudill is being held without bail in the alleged murder of 26-year-old Wes Lozano earlier this week.

A federal magistrate ordered him on Wednesday to appear at a preliminary hearing before U.S. District Judge William Cobb in Reno on Aug. 20.

FBI special agent Brian Kennedy said in the criminal complaint that Caudill had tried to apologize to Lozano after he shot him on Tuesday.

He said Caudill was uncooperative during his interrogation when he removed his blood-stained shirt and threw it at investigators. The complaint says he told them, "'That's my friend's blood."

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