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FBI Charges 22-Year-Old in ‘Violent’ Series of Crimes, Murders in Gallup, New Mexico

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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Dewayne George participated in a series of shootings and murders in Gallup, New Mexico.

Law enforcement charges George with accessory to murder in April 2024. In a criminal complaint, they allege that George helped attempt to hide the body of an unnamed murder victim. The U.S. Department of Justice says George faces up to 15 years in prison.

The FBI says George was with Rydell Happy, 30, and Brittania Navaho, 28, as they shot up a vehicle, tried to flee police and crashed. Prosecutors say Happy committed second-degree murder with a gun Navaho bought. Both Happy and Navaho are also awaiting trial.