Austin Shipley Officially Named as Killer of 27-Year-Old Navajo Woman on Easter

Austin Shipley, a three-year veteran of the Winslow Police Department, shot and killed Loreal Tsingine on Easter Sunday.

Austin Shipley, a three-year veteran of the Winslow Police Department, shot and killed Loreal Tsingine on Easter Sunday. Photo from Facebook.

Published April 4, 2016

WINSLOW, ARIZONA – The Winslow Police Department asked the Arizona Department of Public Safety to release the name of their police officer that killed Loreal Juan Tsingine on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. Austin Shipley was officially named on Monday, April 4, as the officer who killed Tsingine.

The police are sticking by its story that Tsingine physically resisted and threatened officers with scissors.

Officer Austin Shipley is a three-year veteran of the Winslow Police Department. He fired five shots during the physical altercation, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s release.

Criminal investigators have spent much of the last week in Winslow interviewing leads and conducting follow-up. The investigation is on-going.

A third-party independent criminal investigation is being conducted the Arizona Department of Public Safety (ADPS). The criminal investigation is being conducted by a team of competent and experienced State Detectives who conduct these types of investigations for other agencies regularly throughout the State of Arizona.

Through confirmed sources Native News Online named Shipley as the shooter last week.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity, ensuring highway and public safety.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has called for an independent investigation into the brutal shooting death of Loreal Tsingine.

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