Former National Urban Indian Leader, Jess Sixkiller, Killed by Home Invader in Phoenix
PHOENIX—Long-time American Indian advocate Jess Sixkiller, a tribal citizen of the Cherokee Nation, was slain in a home invasion in Phoenix in the early hours of Friday morning, September 25, 2015. Mr. Sixkiller was 78.
His wife called 911 around 3:15 a.m. Friday to report she heard noises inside the home she shared with her husband. After arrival at the home, police removed Mrs. Sixkiller from the residence and re-entered the home to perform a sweep and then discovered the body of Sixkller, who had been shot to death.