Federal Investigation Into Shooting Death of Browning Girl

By Beacon Staff

BROWNING – Federal officials are investigating the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl in Browning.

Mya Angel Pepion died of a gunshot wound on Thursday, according to her obituary.

Jessica Fehr, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Billings, confirmed that her office is investigating the case with the FBI. She says the FBI has jurisdiction because the shooting happened on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. She declined to comment further.

The FBI and Blackfeet tribal police did not return phone calls Monday seeking comment.

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