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Arizona tribe terminates police chief after shooting

YUMA, Ariz. — A southwestern Arizona Indian tribe has terminated its
police chief after an off-duty incident in which he was beaten and stabbed
and another man was fatally shot.

The Yuma Sun reported that the Cocopah Indian Tribe
terminated James Spurgeon on Monday, two days after the incident in
which he and a female tribal police department employee were beaten and Spurgeon
also stabbed multiple times.

Yuma police identified the man killed as Josh Collins. Officers found his body
at an apartment when they responded to a report of shots fired.

The tribe named Capt. Donald Hancock as interim chief. Surgeon had been chief
since 2007.


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