Shooting victim uncooperative

Navajo Times

WINDOW ROCK, July 05, 2012

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W INDOW ROCK - Navajo police are having a hard time investigating a shooting that occurred on July 6 in Kayenta.

Police reported that Aljuwon Akee Yazzie, 24, of Chilchinbeto was shot in the left upper leg while at the NHA housing complex in Kayenta.

When police began questioning Yazzie to determine what happened, they hit a stone wall, according to the police report, which said that it appeared that Yazzie was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

"He was very belligerent and uncooperative at the time of the incident," the report stated, adding that at the time there were no suspects.

Crash victims unidentified

A fatal vehicle crash occurred about 5:46 p.m. on July 4 on the Twin Buttes Road.

The police report said the victim who died as well as the victim who was transported by air to a medical facility both had no identification on them.

The car involved in the accident, however, did have a New Mexico license plate. The dark green van was on its top when officers first arrived at the scene.

Next to the car was a body draped in a white sheet. police said that medical technicians tried to revive the victim at the scene but were unable to get a pulse.

Missing man found hanged

Navajo police, as well as officers for the McKinley County sheriff's Office, responded on July 9 to Skeets Road in the Jones Ranch area in connection with a reported suicide.

The identity of the victim was not released but sheriff's deputies said that the victim had been missing for two weeks before he was found in the woods near Skeets Road.

Family members told police when they arrived that they had cut the victim down from a tree and laid him on the ground. The victim was reportedly fully clothed and in a high degree of decomposition.

As police processed the scene, they reported that several family members were coming to the scene and both tribal and county law enforcement officers had to argue with the family members to keep them from contaminating the area.

Heat closes Church's for a day

Officials of Church's Fried Chicken in Window Rock reported that they had to close down on Tuesday because of problems with their air conditioning.

The restaurant is located on State Road 264 just east of the Window Rock Fairgrounds. Store officials said the restaurant reopened for business on Wedensday.


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