Murder Suspect Opened Fire Because Victim Laughed At Him

Jesus Deniz Mendoza, courtesy Park County Sheriff's office, AP

AP 7-31,2015

An FBI agent says a Wyoming man acknowledged to investigators that he shot a couple and their daughter on Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation.

Special Agent Larry McGrail II’s statement filed Thursday says Jesus Deniz opened fire because one of the victims laughed at him.

McGrail’s statement was filed with a criminal complaint in U.S. District Court seeking a murder warrant for the 18-year-old Deniz, also known as Jesus Deniz Mendoza.

Deniz is being held in Wyoming after police arrested him near Meeteetse, about 120 miles away from the town of Pryor, where the shooting happened.

FBI spokesman Todd Palmer confirmed 51-year-old Jason Shane and 47-year-old Tana Shane were killed in the Wednesday shooting.

A relative, Ada Shane, says their daughter Jorah Shane was wounded when she ran from the man who had told them he was out of gas and needed assistance.