Published October 25, 2017
STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION – On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 the U.S. Department of the Interior – Indian Affairs released the following update concerning the shooting on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation that happened on Monday night:
“On Monday, October 23rd 2017 at approximately 7:52 p.m. the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Justice Services (OJS) Standing Rock Agency received a report of shots being fired outside of Hagel’s Store in Fort Yates, North Dakota.
Responding law enforcement officers observed the suspect vehicle travelling west bound on North Dakota Highway 24 and conducted a felony traffic stop.
During the felony stop, one of the vehicle occupants advanced towards the law enforcement officers, refusing commands to show his hands and continued to reach into his pockets.
One BIA law enforcement officer discharged his firearm striking the subject. The Standing Rock Emergency Medical Services were immediately summoned to the scene and transported the subject to the Fort Yates Indian Health Services (IHS) Hospital emergency room where he was pronounced dead.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was notified and is the lead agency investigating the officer involved shooting.”