Gunman identified in Tucson Amtrak train shooting that killed DEA agent, injured 2 others

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Phoenix — Officials on Thursday gunman identified on Monday Fatal Shooting in Amtrak Train in Tucson, Arizona, which killed a federal agent and injured two law enforcement officers.

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The shooter, identified by a Pima County medical examiner as 26-year-old Darion Taylor, also died in the shootout. Taylor’s cause of death was gunshot wounds to the torso and limbs, Dr Gregory Hayes said in a statement. The gunshot wounds were not self-inflicted.

Hayes said a more detailed autopsy is expected from mid to late November.


The shooting took place at the Tucson station on an Amtrak train that was going from Los Angeles to New Orleans. According to Tucson police, Drug Enforcement Administration agents and task force officers were investigating illegal money, weapons and drugs when the shooter pulled out a gun and began firing, as another person was taken into custody.

officials say They were searching the luggage of Taylor and another passenger, Devonte Mathis. After officers found two bulk packages of marijuana, he re-entered the train car.

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According to police, Taylor exchanged several rounds with officers before barricading himself in a train bathroom, where he was later found dead. Mathis was arrested on suspicion of possessing a substance with marijuana.

DEA Special Agent Michael Garbo was killed in the shooting, and a second DEA agent and a Tucson officer were injured. No one else was injured. Agents and officers are hospitalized.

The agency said Tuesday that Garbo, who was a group supervisor and joined the DEA in 2005, was remembered as a passionate leader.

DEA Administrator Anne Milgram said in a statement that her expertise was “legendary” and that she was honored “for her leadership and for her incredible passion for protecting the security of the American people.”

“Above all, he was a devoted and loving father and husband,” he added.

Contribution: Amaris Encinas, Republic of Arizona; The Associated Press

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