FBI names suspect in killing of Tohono O’odham police officer near Why, Arizona

WHY, AZ (3TV/CBS5) — The FBI has released the name of the suspect in connection to the killing of a Tohono O’odham police officer last week.

The FBI said in a press release Monday morning that 40-year-old Carlos Maximilliano Galvan is the man suspected of killing Officer Bryan Brown last Thursday. Brown’s picture was released Friday.

Officer Brown was killed on Thursday near the Desert Diamond Why Casino on Tohono O’odham Nation near the community of Why, Arizona. According to a press release from the Tohono O’odham Nation, he was killed trying to take a suspect into custody. The press release didn’t say how Brown was injured, just that he suffered a serious injury and was airlifted to a hospital in Phoenix where he later died. 

The FBI says Galvan tried to run from the scene but was taken into custody by Tohono O’odham police and U.S. Border Patrol. He was then taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries.

“This is a sad day for the Tohono O’odham Nation, and our hearts go out to the family and friends of this fine officer who gave his life in the line of duty. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers,” said Ned Norris, Jr., Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman.

Officer Brown served in the U.S. Army for eight years and was a 19-year veteran of the Tohono O’odham Police Department.

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