Man shot and killed near Vernal, suspect arrested

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VERNAL, Utah (News4 Utah) – One man is dead, another in custody, after a shooting near Vernal on Saturday night.

Sandra Barker-Yi, spokesperson for the Salt Lake City FBI, said the shooting occurred around 6 p.m. on when a 36-year-old member of the Ute Indian Tribe shot allegedly shot and killed a 55-year old man from Vernal.

The shooting occurred on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation. The suspect is in tribal custody.

Barker-Yi said the FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are investigating. Due to the ongoing nature of the case, no other information will be released at this time.

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