Tribal officer dies in shooting

PREWITT, N.M. (AP) — A police officer from the nation’s largest American Indian reservation was killed in western New Mexico and a suspect is in custody, federal officials said.

Navajo Nation Officer Houston James Largo, 27, was critically wounded after responding to a domestic violence call near the small town of Prewitt, said Frank A. Fisher, an FBI spokesman in Albuquerque. The agency, which is investigating along with the tribe, released no other details.

Largo was flown to the University of New Mexico Hospital and died hours later Sunday.

“Our nation mourns for you as does the country,” Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said in a statement. “Our officers’ lives are precious. They are the ones who stand guard over our nation and protect us.

“Our officers put themselves in highly volatile situations every day in addressing domestic violence situations,” Begaye said.