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Arrest made in Ohkay Owingeh homicide

SANTA FE, N.M. — A Gallina man has been arrested in connection to a homicide in Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo over the weekend.

The FBI arrested 24-year-old Dennis Velasquez Jr. on a federal murder charge Wednesday. Velasquez is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Thursday.

A Native American man’s body was found Saturday on N.M. 68 near the Ohkay Owingeh Casino. He had been shot to death, according to an FBI news release.

No further details will be released until after the court appearance, the news release states.