DEA Agent Gunned Down

DEA Agent Gunned Down

( – Every day, law enforcement officers at the local, state, and federal level put their lives on the line. Sadly, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is now mourning one of its own after a shooting in Arizona.

On Monday, October 4, DEA agents and the Pima County Counter Narcotics Alliance conducted a stop based on tips referencing individuals traveling on an Amtrak train from California to Texas. The agents watched two men, Devonte Mathis and someone only identified as D.T., sitting near each other. Mathis moved three bags to another seat before sitting back down in his original seat. When agents asked him about the bags, he denied he owned them.

Officers found marijuana, edibles, and other products in the bags. While they were questioning Mathis on the upper level of the train, D.T. pulled out a gun and started shooting. He killed DEA Agent Michael Garbo and injured a second DEA agent and a Tucson police officer. The agent is in critical condition, while the officer is stable.

Law enforcement killed D.T. and took Mathis into custody. However, it’s unclear whether he’ll face charges for the deadly shooting.

Garbo was a 16-year veteran of the federal agency. DEA Administrator Anne Milgram said he was “universally loved and respected for his leadership.”

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