FBI, Navajo Police investigate officer-involved shooting

Pictured: FBI field office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(Photo: fbi.gov)

Officer-involved shooting occurred near Tohatchi High School on the Navajo Nation on September 23; no one was injured

News Release

Albuquerque FBI Division - Public Affairs Office

The FBI and the Navajo Police Department are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred near Tohatchi (New Mexico) High School on the Navajo Nation on Monday, September 23, 2019.

Nobody was injured.

Police officers had received a telephone call from someone who threatened to go to the school and harm himself.

A safety perimeter was set up in front of the school.

An officer shot at a vehicle that allegedly crossed the perimeter.

The driver was not injured.

No other information can be released at this time because this is an ongoing investigation.


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