Emergency Curfew Declared on Crow Indian Reservation: Three Dead; Two More Injured

Lodge Grass on Crow Indian Reservation

Published August 5, 2017

UPDATED – 9:29 p.m. – EDT:

CROW INDIAN RESERVATION – An emergency curfew remains in effect Saturday night on the Crow Indian Reservation after three people were killed and two others injured. The original report was two people were killed, but the FBI issued a statement on Saturday afternoon updated the earlier report.

The FBI statement did not release the names of the victims; or additonal details.

Native News Online has learned from the Crow Nation’s media department that the curfew is remains in effect tonight. A press briefing is underway on the Crow Nation at 7:30 p.m. – MDT. An updated story will be publsihed when more information becomes available.

CROW INDIAN RESERVATION – The Crow Tribe Executive Branch has declared an emergency curfew to the entire Crow Indian Reservaton in Montana, in the community of Lodge Grass.

The curfew declared yesterday began Friday night at 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. (local time) remains in effect nightly until further notice by tribal officials. 

The emergency curfew was released by Crow Nation Tribal Chairam Alvin “A.J.” Not Afraid, Jr. at the request of law enforcement.

All vehicles traveling on roadways within the “exterior boundaries” of the Crow Reservation after 9 p.m. are subject to being stopped and all occupants being ordered to present valid identification upon law enforcement request, according to the emergency curfew release.

On Saturday morning, Big Horn County Terry Bullis stated there were two confirmed deaths on the Crow Reservaton. Bullis said autopsies will be performed on Saturday to determine the causes of the deaths.

As with other homicides on Indian Reservations, the FBI is leading the investigation, along with tribal law enforcement.

Editor’s Note: This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.





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