First Native American Cop With CPD Shot to Death in Phoenix

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A retired Chicago cop, who was the first Native American officer in the department, was fatally shot during a home invasion in Phoenix early Friday.

Officers say they found 78-year-old Jess Sixkiller dead at the scene after his wife called 911 from a bedroom to report hearing a break-in and a confrontation elsewhere in the home.

Police say the incident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. Friday in a neighborhood near 55th Avenue and Camelback Road.

Homicide detectives say they have little to go on and are appealing to the public for any information related to the case.

Sixkiller was a prominent Native American activist in the Phoenix community.

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