Northern Arapaho tribal leaders say they’ve met with Justice Department officials in Washington, D.C., to discuss racism and hate crimes after a deadly shooting in Riverton.
Northern Arapaho Business Council Chairman Dean Goggles said Thursday the shooting of two men at a detox center July 18 is the latest event in a history of racism in Riverton. The city of 11,000 is within the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Investigators say 32-year-old Roy Clyde, of Riverton, fatally shot 29-year-old Stallone Trosper and seriously wounded 50-year-old James “Sonny” Goggles. Goggles is a cousin of Dean Goggles.
Tribal officials want Clyde charged with federal hate crimes. His attorney didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.
Clyde is charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 5.