The Latest: Suspect in Navajo officer's death will be held

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Posted: Mar 22, 2017 1:59 PM
The Latest: Suspect in Navajo officer's death will be held

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of a Navajo Nation police officer (all times local):

12 p.m.

A federal judge has determined there's probable cause for prosecutors to pursue their case against a man accused of gunning down a police officer on the nation's largest American Indian reservation.

Kirby Cleveland is charged with killing Navajo Nation Officer Houston James Largo on March 11 following what authorities call a drinking binge and domestic violence at the defendant's home in western New Mexico.

Largo was responding to the call when he was shot. He later died from his injuries at a hospital.

Cleveland appeared Wednesday in court, where the judge ordered him held pending trial.

During his initial appearance a day earlier, Cleveland said yes when the judge asked if he understood the allegations in the criminal complaint. He has yet to enter a plea.