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.
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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.