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Police officer fatally shot near Red Lake

Tribal leaders confirmed the officer's death near Redby early Tuesday, but shared no details about the fatal shooting.
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RED LAKE, Minn. — Tribal leaders confirm that a police officer was shot and killed Tuesday morning on or near the Red Lake Indian Reservation. 

The Red Lake Tribal Council offered condolences to family and friends of the officer, who was later identified as 37-year-old Officer Ryan Bialke.

Agents from the Minneapolis office of the FBI and the BCA are investigating the shooting. The FBI posted on social media Tuesday afternoon that Red Lake police officers were responding to a call at a residence when someone opened fire, killing the officer. The person who reportedly fired the fatal shot is in custody. 

Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki has ordered flags lowered to half-staff for the remainder of the week.

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