Suspect in Ute Reservation Shooting Arrested; Victim Dies

The suspect wanted for a shooting on the Ute Reservation that took place on Thursday has been arrested. According to FBI representative Sanda Barker, the FBI, along with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating a shooting that took place around 7:45pm on June 7th outside a residence east of Randlett on the Uintah & Ouray Indian Reservation. The victim, 24-year-old Julio Rodriguez, was flown to a hospital and died the next day on June 8th. Rodriguez is from West Wendover, Nevada.  22-year-old Brandon Redfoot was arrested on tribal charges. The investigation is ongoing.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.