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Navajo officer slain in domestic dispute

 

Last updated 5/11/2015 at 9:19pm

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Navajo Police Officer Alex Yazzie and his assailant, Justin Fowler, 24, dead. Two other Navajo police officers were wounded in the attack. Jade Maestas remembers her youngest uncle, Alex Yazzie as honorable, kind, gentle, funny and responsible. "He's always been our hero. The hero of our family."

RED VALLEY, AZ-Tragedy struck the Navajo Nation on March 19, as a domestic dispute turned deadly leaving Navajo Police Officer Alex Yazzie and his assailant, Justin Fowler, 24, dead.

Two other Navajo police officers were wounded in the attack on remote highway Navajo Route 13. Navajo Police Officer Herbert Fraizer was shot in the shin and Officer James Hale was shot in the right leg.

The tragedy began about six hours prior to the fatal shootings, when Jordon Fowler called the Shiprock police district and reported that his brother, Justin Fowler, was beating his wife, Rayana Ramone...



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