- DEA Group Supervisor Michael Garbo was shot and killed on Amtrak train in Tucson Monday
- Another DEA agent and Task Force officer were shot but survived; both were in stable condition Tuesday
- Witnesses said the shooting happened after a train passenger was approached by two men and the trio stepped off the carriage together
- Suspect identified by initials D.T. was killed after locking himself inside a train bathroom
- Devonte Mathis was arrested on drug charges at the scene
The veteran DEA agent who was killed on Monday on an Amtrak train in Tucson, Arizona, lost his life over five pounds of marijuana that he was trying to seize from suspected drug traffickers.
DEA Group Supervisor Michael Garbo was a revered leader whose career spanned almost two decades, the federal agency said in a statement on Tuesday.
Garbo was shot dead when a passenger, who also died, opened fire as officers were doing a routine inspection for illegal guns, money and drugs on the train headed to New Orleans from Los Angeles. A second federal agent and a Tucson police officer were wounded.
Suspect Devonte Mathis was arrested at the scene, while another who barricaded himself inside the bathroom of the double-decker train was shot dead while exchanging gunfire with police.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags at state buildings remain at half-staff until sunset Wednesday in Garbo’s honor.
Published: October 06, 2021
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