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Gila River police officer dead and another injured after shooting

Gila River police officer dead and another injured after shooting

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

Joshua Briese, who had worked at the Police Department for less than a year, and another officer responded to a disturbance call involving a large crowd. Several shots were fired and both officers were wounded, according to a Facebook post from the Gila River Police Department.

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