BREAKING: Red Lake Nation Police Officer Shot

BREAKING: Red Lake Nation Police Officer Shot

July 27, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

UPDATED 1:10PM: The FBI has confirmed that a Red Lake Police Officer was shot and killed in the line of duty early Tuesday morning. According to agents, RLPD officers were responding to a call a residence near Redby when a subject fire a weapon, killing the officer. That subject is in custody and an investigation is underway.

UPDATED 10:35AM: The Red Lake Tribal Council has released the following regarding reports of an officer killed in the line of duty:

“It is with heavy hearts to announce that the Red Lake Nation lost a Police Officer this morning. Chairman Seki is directing all Tribal Programs and Businesses to lower flags to half-staff throughout this week.Out of respect and honor to the fallen Officer, Chairman Seki is closing all non-essential Tribal Programs today, July 27, 2021. Sincere condolences to family and friends. Prayers and strength to the Red Lake Nation during this difficult time.”

As of just after 8 a.m. this morning reports say a Red Lake Nation Police Officer had been shot west of Redby on the Red Lake Nation Indian Reservation. No further information has been released at this time. Check back here for more updates later as further details become available.