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Thursday, October 11, 2018
FBI investigating fatal shooting by park service ranger in Chinle
The FBI said an Arizona man was armed with a knife when a National Park Service ranger fatally shot him at a national monument.
Authorities said 43-year-old Venson Yazzie was killed in an area overlooking ruins at Canyon de Chelly in Chinle.
It's unclear what led to the shooting Friday afternoon. The FBI said Wednesday it is investigating an assault on a federal officer but won't elaborate.
Park Service spokeswoman Vanessa Lacayo said the ranger is on paid administrative leave and won't be identified unless he's found guilty of a crime.
A local tour guide, Adam Teller, said Yazzie was a vendor who sold rock art to tourists at the monument...MORE