FBI: Tohono O’odham police officer killed near casino in southern Arizona

WHY, AZ — The FBI says they are investigating after a Tohono O’odham police officer was killed Thursday in southern Arizona.

FBI officials say the incident occurred near the Desert Diamond Why Casino near Why, Arizona.

TOPD officers responded to reports of a public disturbance by an erratic driver who was armed.

U.S. Border Patrol says an agent responded to assist Tohono O’odham PD apprehend a subject at around 9 a.m.

The officer suffered a serious injury as a result of the incident and was airlifted to a hospital in Phoenix, where he was pronounced deceased.

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