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July 22, 2003 07:34 AM

Pine Ridge Shooting


A shooting at Pine Ridge left one man dead and a teenage girl hospitalized. Late Saturday night tribal police officers responded to a report of shots fired in a housing development. Authorities say the officers were talking to two people outside an abandoned house when someone inside the house began shooting. A 17-year-old girl was hit in the stomach and is hospitalized. BIA investigator Charles Fischer says a police officer returned fired, killing 22-year-old Alex Desera who was in the house. Fischer says an assault rifle and more than 100 rounds of ammunition were found next to Desera's body.
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