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Navajo police officer fatally shot

Navajo police officer fatally shot

Navajo Times | Donovan Quintero
A Navajo police officer with the Crownpoint Police District leaves the police department Sunday in Becenti Chapter, New Mexico. A Navajo police officer was shot while responding to a domestic disturbance.

BECENTI CHAPTER, N.M.

Navajo Times | Donovan Quintero
A sign indicates where Casamero Lake is located Sunday in Casamero Lake, New Mexico. A Navajo police officer was shot while responding to a domestic disturbance.

A Navajo police officer died Sunday afternoon of a gunshot wound he received Saturday night while responding to a domestic disturbance in Casamero Lake, New Mexico, along County Road 19, according to a source familiar with the incident.

Officer Houston Largo of Thoreau, New Mexico was shot around 11 p.m. Saturday.

A suspect was taken into custody Sunday morning and is being held at the Eastern Navajo Diné Justice Center, which is north of Crownpoint, the source said.

Largo was flown to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque where he passed away about 3 p.m. Sunday.

The FBI and the Navajo Police are investigating with the assistance of the New Mexico State Police and McKinley County Sheriff’s Office.

Navajo Times | Donovan Quintero
A Navajo police officer shot Saturday night along County Road 19, north of Prewitt, New Mexico, while responding to a domestic disturbance. According to a source familiar with the shooting, the officer was flown to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque.


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Donovan Quintero

"Dii, Diné bi Naaltsoos wolyéhíígíí, ninaaltsoos át'é. Nihi cheii dóó nihi másání ádaaní: Nihi Diné Bizaad bił ninhi't'eelyá áádóó t'áá háadida nihizaad nihił ch'aawóle'lágo. Nihi bee haz'áanii at'é, nihisin at'é, nihi hózhǫ́ǫ́jí at'é, nihi 'ach'ą́ą́h naagééh at'é. Dilkǫǫho saad bee yájíłti', k'ídahoneezláo saad bee yájíłti', ą́ą́ chánahgo saad bee yájíłti', diits'a'go saad bee yájíłti', nabik'íyájíłti' baa yájíłti', bich'į' yájíłti', hach'į' yándaałti', diné k'ehgo bik'izhdiitįįh. This is the belief I do my best to follow when I am writing Diné-related stories and photographing our events, games and news. Ahxéhee', shik'éí dóó shidine'é." - Donovan Quintero is an award-winning Diné journalist, who is based in Window Rock, Arizona. He can be contacted at dq@navajotimes.com.

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