A 34-year-old male was pronounced dead on Sunday after a confrontation with police. East Valley authorities are currently investigating the cause of death for the Gilbert Resident.

Officers received a call early Saturday morning; callers reported that a nude male was screaming in the courtyard. When authorities tried to detain him-he showed great restraint. It took five officers and several stun guns to control Daniel Best. Allegedly Best was involved in a domestic violation prior to his nude encounter in the courtyard of the apartment complex.

After Best was taken into custody, he began showing signs of medical distress. The Gilbert Fire Department rushed him to Banner Desert Hospital where he was declared dead. Investigators are currently working on the case, but believe cocaine was involved.

Domestic Violation in AZ

According to Arizona State Legislature, domestic violence can occur in a variation of relationships. These include:
-Marriage or former marriage of individuals
-Residing or having resided in the same household
-The victim or defendant have a child in common or is pregnant by the other party
-The victim is related to the defendant or the defendant’s spouse by blood or court
-The victim is a child who resides or has resided in the same household
-The victim and the defendant is currently or was previously involved in a romantic or sexual
Many things are taken into account to determine if the offense is a felony or a misdemeanor. For example, if there was a pregnant woman involved.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is one crime that often remains silent. Studies suggest that 1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence in their life and up to 10 million children witness the crime annually. If you or your loved ones are victims of this silent crime seek help immediately.


Call the Family Law Team at (480) 467-4348 to discuss your case today.

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