Seventy eight year old, Jess Sixkiller, civil rights activist and one of the first Native American people to serve in the Chicago Police department, was shot and killed inside his Arizona home early Friday morning.
Phoenix police said they are searching for the gunman.
Authorities said that they received 911 call made by Sixkiller’s wife stating that she was hearing noises and believed someone was breaking into their home, adding that her husband was in another room.
While speaking to the 911 dispatch, several gunshots were fired.
Officers said that when they arrived at the house they found Sixkiller’s wife hiding in a bedroom and her husband dead from a fatal gunshot.
Authorities said that there were signs of forced entry and that the man’s death will be investigated as a homicide.