Red Lake Nation officer shot and killed


RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — A Red Lake Nation police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty at morning, authorities said.

The FBI’s Minneapolis office said the officer with was shot while police were responding to a call at a home on the reservation, KMSP-TV and WCCO-TV reported. Authorities later apprehended the shooter, the FBI said.

Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki has ordered all flags lowered to half-staff throughout the week, according to a tribal council social media post. Seki also shut down non-essential programs on Tuesday “out of respect and honor” to the fallen officer, the post said.

The tribe and FBI spokesman Kevin Smith of Minnesota did not immediately return phone messages to The Associated Press.

The Red Lake Reservation is located in northwest Minnesota, about 160 miles from the Canadian border. It covers about 1,260 square miles and is home to about half of the tribe’s 14,000 members.

The four communities on the reservation are Little Rock, Ponemah, Red Lake and Redby.


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