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DEA agent killed, two officers wounded in shooting aboard Amtrak train in Arizona

The alleged shooter was killed, and another suspect is in custody, officials said.

October 4, 2021 9:10pm

Updated: October 4, 2021 9:26pm

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent was killed, and two officers were injured in a shooting aboard an Amtrak train in Arizona on Monday, according to reports.

According to The Hill, DEA special agent Cheri Oz confirmed the officer’s death, as well as the death of the shooter in a press conference in Tuscon. 

"I am deeply saddened to confirm that one special agent died as a result of the injuries sustained during the shooting," Oz said. "A second special agent is in critical condition and a task force officer is in stable condition."

Tuscon’s Police Chief Chris Magnus said the shooting occurred around 8 a.m. local time Monday when officers were conducting a “routine check” aboard the stationary train, looking for illegal guns and drugs. 

The assailant appeared to open fire when officers were detaining another suspect. Officers reportedly found the shooter dead inside a bathroom stall.

No passengers were injured in the shooting, and the situation is under federal investigation.

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