Defendant pleads not guilty in reservation slaying

Jul 19, 2018

KYLE, S.D. (AP) — A New Mexico man has pleaded not guilty in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.A federal grand jury indicted 19-year-old Palani Bull Bear on four charges, including second-degree murder. Bull Bear, of Albuquerque, is accused of killing 19-year-old Brycee Red Owl during a confrontation in Kyle June 27. Bull Bear is also accused of shooting at another man, Tolin Gregg, who was not hurt.The Rapid City Journal reports the FBI says Bull Bear told investigators he encountered the men on horseback in Kyle and that they were "drunk and acting stupid" and an argument broke out. According to the FBI, Bull Bear said Red Owl tried to grab him so he shot him and fired several rounds in Gregg's direction.___Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com