Suspect Named in Arizona Amtrak Train Shooting That Left DEA Agent Dead


The surviving suspect from a Monday shootout on an Amtrak train in Tucson has been named in a criminal complaint, according to several Wednesday reports.

Devonte Okeith Mathis has been charged with possession with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana for his role in the incident.

More details about the deadly shooting have emerged, too.

Members of the Tucson Police Department boarded the train along with Pima County Counter Narcotics Alliance, which includes federal law enforcement agents.

They were reportedly following up on a tip that there might be marijuana onboard the train, which was headed from Los Angeles to New Orleans.

When they approached the two suspects, Mathis reportedly moved the bag containing the marijuana away from his seat, a few rows behind where he and his fellow suspect were sitting.

While law enforcement officers were talking with Mathis, the second suspect, listed only as D.T. in the criminal complaint, opened fire. He killed one DEA agent and wounded another, along with a member of the Tucson police.

D.T. was shot and killed when law enforcement returned fire. He barricaded himself in the bathroom of the train after being shot, where authorities later found him dead.

The name of the slain DEA agent, Mike Garbo, was also released Tuesday. The injured DEA agent is listed in the criminal complaint as S. Fox.

The injured Tucson police officer, who boarded the train after the first shots rang out, is listed only by the initials P.H.

Tucson Police Chief Chris Mangus applauded the bravery of his officers.

“I also want to reflect on the really heroic actions of the officers at the scene who literally ran towards the danger into the car where there was an active shooting situation going on,” he said.

Officer P.H. was in stable condition as of Tuesday, and is expected to recover from his injuries.

The condition of DEA Agent S. Fox was listed as “serious.” There is no update on his current condition at the time of this writing.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a contributor at The Arizona Sun Times and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].






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