At approximately 6:49 a.m. this morning there was a tragic incident involving two employees of the Grand Casino. The victim was 22 year old Mathew Palmer. Justin Wells, 28, was taken to an area hospital, and we cannot provide any information on his condition at this time.

Because the incident occurred in a non-public area of the casino administrative offices and most employees had not yet arrived for their shift, no casino guests or other employees were endangered.  

The FBI is now leading the investigation and will have the full cooperation of casino security and tribal police. Due to the ongoing investigation and out of respect for the families involved in this tragedy, we will not release any more information at this time.