Navajo Police in High-Speed Pursuit, Two Suspects Killed & One apprehended

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SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO —A high-speed chase from Cortez, Colo. and ending in Shiprock, New Mexico ended with two suspects dead.

San Juan County Sheriff’s Department, Navajo Police, New Mexico State Police and other agencies were involved in a high-speed pursuit from Cortez, Colorado to Shiprock.

The incident occurred before noon. Police officers from San Juan County Sheriff’s Department tried to pull over the suspects’ vehicle, a black Nissan Pathfinder, when they were fired upon.

The chase eventually ended in Shiprock, when the suspects traveled down a dead street. A male and female suspect were found dead in the vehicle and a third passenger, a male, fled the scene but was arrested before 1 p.m.

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly commended the swift response by officers and said he was relieved no innocent people were hurt in the incident.

It is unclear whether police shot and killed the suspects or if they took their own lives in a murder-suicide.

The case is under investigation and the FBI is taking the lead.

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