Gila River police officer dead, another injured after shooting

A Gila River police officer was killed and another injured after responding to a disturbance at a home early Saturday in Santan, District 4, of the Gila River Indian Community, according to the Gila River Police Department.

Joshua Briese, who had been with the police department for less than a year, and another officer responded to a call for a disturbance involving a large crowd. Multiple shots were fired and both officers were hit, according to a Facebook post from the Gila River Police Department.

Both officers were taken to hospital. Briese died from his injuries, while the other officer, who was not identified, was in serious but stable condition, police said.

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