Indian Country

Investigators say the man accused of killing a Navajo Nation police officer responding to a domestic violence call had spent the afternoon drinking and was intoxicated the night of the shooting.

The man accused of gunning down a Navajo Nation police officer who was responding to a domestic violence call in rural New Mexico is scheduled for his first court appearance.

Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President via AP

The man suspected of gunning down a tribal police officer on the nation’s largest American Indian reservation was found hiding on a ridge not far from his rural home in western New Mexico, according to local authorities.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says his thoughts and prayers and those of the entire U.S. Justice Department are with the family of a Navajo Nation police officer who was killed while responding to a domestic violence call over the weekend.

Tribal officials say the man who created the iconic Navajo Nation Seal has died.

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