Police officer fatally shot on Red Lake Indian Reservation, FBI investigating
RED LAKE, Minn. (FOX 9) - The FBI is investigating after someone shot and killed a police officer on the Red Lake Indian Reservation Tuesday morning.
The FBI said Red Lake Police Department officers were responding to a call about a suicidal male at a residence. The suspect opened fire, killing an officer. The person who shot the officer is in custody.
The officer was identified as 37-year-old Ryan Bialke.
"It is with heavy hearts to announce that the Red Lake Nation lost a police officer this morning," the Red Lake Tribal Council said in a statement.
The tribal council closed all non-essential tribal programs on Tuesday out of respect for the fallen officer and directing all tribal programs and businesses to lower flags to half-staff throughout the week.