Devils Lake fatal shooting victim identified by FBI
MINNEAPOLIS -- A spokesman for the FBI confirmed that law officers shot a man to death on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation last week. Kyle Loven in the agency's Minneapolis office said Joseph Lee Charboneau was shot during an altercation with o...
MINNEAPOLIS -- A spokesman for the FBI confirmed that law officers shot a man to death on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation last week.
Kyle Loven in the agency's Minneapolis office said Joseph Lee Charboneau was shot during an altercation with officers with the Bureau of Indian Affairs at a residence in the Crow Hill section of the reservation the night of June 16.
Officers "were present at the residence to effect the arrest of a separate party," when the altercation started and Charboneau was shot, Loven said.
An obituary for Charboneau lists his age as 31 and states that he died at home June 17.
Loven did not provide information on the identities of the officers or the person they were at the home to arrest.
No one else was injured, he said.
The shooting is part of an active FBI investigation. The agency would not provide details of the investigation.
An obituary for Charboneau states he lived in several states, but mostly grew up in Devils Lake, where he attended Sweetwater Elementary School and Devils Lake High School.
The obituary describes Charboneau as "a loving son, brother and uncle" who "especially loved cooking for his nieces and nephews, five of whom he helped raise."
The past few years, Charboneau worked as a car detailer in the Bismarck area, and he had recently returned to the Spirit Lake reservation to be closer to family.
North Dakota court records show Charboneau was convicted of multiple crimes between 2002 and 2010, including three felonies related to a burglary charge and a gross sexual imposition charge.