Navajo Nation police: 1 dead in shooting involving officers

NASCHITTI, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation authorities say one person is dead following a shooting involving police officers but no officers were injured.

The Navajo Nation Police Department said Jan. 24 the incident occurred in Naschitti, a community located along U.S. 491 between Gallup and Shiprock in northwestern New Mexico.

A statement issued by the police department said details on the incident weren't immediately available for release but said the incident “was localized and there was no immediate threat to the public.”

According to the department, the incident is being investigated by the Navajo Division of Public Safety and the FBI.

FBI spokesman Frank Fisher referred a reporter to the statement already issued by tribal police.

Naschitti is 132 miles (180 kilometers) northwest of Albuquerque.

Comments

Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comment submissions may not exceed a 200 word limit, and in order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit excessive comment entries.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.