Officer-involved Shooting Leaves One Dead on Navajo Nation

Published May 20, 2019

TONALEA-RED LAKE, Ariz. — One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting Saturday morning (May 18), said Navajo Nation Police spokeswoman Christina Tsosie.

“We can confirm at this time that there was a single death,” Tsosie said in a statement to the Navajo Times. “No officers were harmed in this incident.”

FBI Phoenix responded to investigate the incident, said FBI Phoenix spokeswoman Jill E. McCabe.

“One individual is deceased,” she said. “No officers were injured. This is an ongoing investigation.”

The case is being investigated by the FBI and the Navajo Division of Public Safety, according to Tsosie.

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in the Navajo Times. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

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