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Two Killed, Tribal Officer Shot, Three Suspects Arrested on Colville Indian Reservation


October 24, 2022

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Residents on the Colville Indian Reservation were breathing a sigh of relief this weekend after three suspects were arrested on Friday after the reservation was rocked by the news of two killings on Thursday in the Keller District, one of the reservation's residential communities.

On Thursday, Colville Tribal Police officers responded to a shooting call in Keller. Once on the shooting scene, tribal officers found two people dead. A tribal officer pursued a vehicle that was seen leaving the shooting scene. While in pursuit, the unidentified Colville Tribal officer was shot in the arm.

According to a news release issued by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the tribal officer sustained a non-life threatening injury. The identity of the officer was not announced.


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