We’re getting word tonight that a law enforcement officer was killed and another was wounded in a shooting near Belcourt.
One police source was able to confirm that two officers had been involved in an incident this evening, but was unwilling to give any further details.
Tribal Chairman Wayne Keplin confirms the shooting and that one officer died but he is uncertain if there have been any arrests.
We talked with State Senator Richard Marcellais who says he has been told the shooting apparently happened during a traffic stop near Belcourt in Rolette County.
We have not received any confirmation from law enforcement in the Belcourt area – so far no one is willing to release information.