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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Mass Murder in a Native American Tribal Office

     Four people were killed and two others injured on February 20, 2014 in a gun and knife attack at a Native American tribal office in Alturas, California….Sherrie Rhoades, 44, was attending a tribal eviction meeting at the Cedarville Rancheria tribal office around 3:30 PM when she opened fire….

     When Rhoades ran out of ammunition she grabbed a butcher knife from the kitchen and attacked another person…A person at the meeting ran out of the building covered in blood and went to the Alturas police station to alert officers….Police said they found Rhoades outside the building, running with a knife in her hand. She was taken into custody.

     The deceased victims were identified as a 19-year-old woman, a 45-year-old woman, a 30-year-old man and a 50-year-old man. Rhoades, a former tribal leader, was at the hearing because she was facing eviction…The shootings happened in Modoc County, which is in northern California on the Oregon border….[The victims were the shooter's relatives.]

Dana Ford and Carma Hassan, "Suspect in Custody After 4 Killed in Gun and Knife Attack at California Tribal Office," CNN, February 21, 2014 

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