Native American Family Shot, ‘Two Dead’ On The Crow Reservation

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RED POWER MEDIA

Family members embrace at the scene of a shooting on Pryor Creek Road southwest of Pryor on Wednesday. Family members embrace at the scene of a shooting on Pryor Creek Road southwest of Pryor on Wednesday.

By Red Power Media, Staff

A Native American couple was shot to death and their daughter wounded Wednesday when they stopped to help a man who had run out of gas on the Montana, Crow Reservation.

The attack happened at around 10:30 a.m. A suspect, identified by a Wyoming Highway Patrol dispatcher as Jesus Deniz, — also known as Jesus Deniz Mendoza —  was arrested at around 12:30 p.m. about eight miles north of Meeteetse, Wyo.

Deniz was taken into custody without incident and is being held in the Park County Detention Center.

Jesus Deniz Mendoza

Bryce Hugs, who is serving as a family spokesman, said his aunt, Tana Shane, 50, and his uncle, Jason Shane, 52, were killed. Their daughter Jora Shane, 24, was shot, but escaped.

Hugs said his aunt…

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