Victim Identified in Accidental Crossbow Shooting
The Berkshire County District Attorney's Office has identified the victim in an accidental death in Adams Wednesday.
Joshua Jadusingh, 27, was killed in what appears to have started with police responding to a report of a dog attack.
Adams Police received multiple 911 calls at approximately 12:09 p.m. for a reported mauling in progress at 19 Bellevue Avenue. Responding officers and a K9 Unit found two mature male pitbull dogs – both with a history of being aggressive - engaging in a volatile confrontation.
The dogs then turned the attack onto responding officers. Officers used their service weapons to neutralize the animals. The ballistics portion of this incident remains under investigation.
After securing the scene, investigators found the body of now identified Jadusingh, with a fatal crossbow injury inside the apartment as well as an unharmed child in a nearby room. There is currently no confirmation of what relation the child had, if any, to the victim.
Investigators currently believe a neighbor heard the commotion, called Police, and then made entry into the apartment. The neighbor got a crossbow and shot at the dogs. The arrow struck one of the dogs, went through a door, and then struck the individual being mauled as he was attempting to barricade himself from the attack.
The early indications are that the death is accidental and the neighbor is cooperating with authorities.