Navajo Nation police officer dies after shooting

Navajo Nation police officer Houston James Largo, 27, was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call in New Mexico.

PREWITT, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a Navajo Nation police officer who was shot responding to a domestic violence call has died.

Frank A. Fisher, an FBI spokesman in Albuquerque, says 27-year-old Houston James Largo died after being critically wounded early Sunday near the small town of Prewitt, in western New Mexico.

The agency says Largo was a decorated officer with four and a half years of service.

Authorities say a suspect is in custody, but no other details have been released.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said before the officer died that he was praying for him and his family and had received a call from New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez offering assistance.

"We give our condolences to the family of Officer Largo and we will hold them up in prayer. We will support you. Our nation mourns for you as does the country," Begaye said in a press release. "Our officer's lives are precious. They are the ones who stand guard over our nation and protect us."

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