By Kelsey Givens
A 52-year-old man was arrested after deputies found him naked, firing a handgun from his porch early Thursday morning.
Todd Kitchner was taken into custody after Nye County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shots fired call in the area of Manse and Money streets around 7:30 a.m.
When deputies arrived at 4951 S. Money St., they reportedly heard three shots fired from the rear of the property.
According to a press release from the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, deputies followed the sounds to the suspect’s back porch. It was here they observed Kitchner standing naked with a handgun clutched in his right hand.
Once deputies got Kitchner to drop the gun, they began an investigation of the scene.
During this time, it was found the suspect had fired bullets through his own home as well as toward several neighboring residences and a nearby automotive shop.
One of the homes was occupied by a family of six at the time. There were two adults and four children in the residence, none of whom were injured.
Inside the suspect’s home, deputies found multiple bullet holes from several different types of guns. Here they also found shots had been fired in three separate directions from inside the residence; west and south of the property as well as toward the roadway.
The intersection he fired toward is one frequently traveled by motorists, the report noted.
Kitchner was reportedly heavily intoxicated at the time of his arrest.
As reported Friday by Las Vegas TV station KTNV, Kitchner said he regrets what happened and never intended to harm anyone.
“I used to live in Alaska. We used to get away with this kind of crap,” he told the news station. “If I wanted to kill somebody, I would have.”
Kitchner further said that he had been through a lot lately, including taunting from neighbors and an inability to sleep due to severe back pain.
He was booked on two counts of discharging a firearm at or into an occupied residence, four counts of child endangerment, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm at a public street, three counts of possession of a firearm while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kitchner was transported from the scene to the Nye County Detention Center where his bail was set at $43,822. He has since posted bail and been released.