ARIZONA NEWS

2 suspects in custody from Gila River officer-involved shooting

Jun 2, 2024, 7:13 PM | Updated: Jun 5, 2024, 7:39 am

gila-river-officer-involved-shooting...

The FBI announced Sunday that two suspects allegedly involved in the Gila River Indian Community officer-involved shooting have been identified and taken into custody. (Eric Gay/AP, GRPD photos)

(Eric Gay/AP, GRPD photos)

PHOENIX — The FBI announced Sunday that two suspects allegedly involved in the Gila River Indian Community officer-involved shooting have been identified and taken into custody.

A Gila River Police Department officer was shot and killed early Saturday as police responded to a violent disturbance. A bystander, identified later as Alicen Apkaw, was also shot and killed, and three other people were shot, including another officer.

One suspect is an adult male, and the other is a juvenile male, police said. Both suspects are receiving medical care from injuries suffered during the shooting.

The FBI and GRPD are continuing to gather evidence, conduct interviews and share information.

Once the FBI’s case is complete, it will be handed over to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona for a charging decision.

Who was the policeman killed in the Gila River officer-involved shooting?

Josh Briese was the officer identified who lost his life in the line of duty Saturday. Briese had been with the department for less than a year and was still completing field training.

Briese’s father, Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Deputy David Briese, also died in the line of duty in 2006 when Joshua was only 6 years old.

The second injured police officer, whom the GRPD has not yet identified, is in serious but stable condition as of Saturday, according to authorities.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

A motorcyclist died as a result of a three-car crash in Peoria on June 17, 2024. (AP File Photo/Mat...

KTAR.com

Motorcyclist dead after 3-car crash in Peoria

A motorcyclist died as a result of a three-car crash in Peoria on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

29 minutes ago

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed the 2025 fiscal year budget on June 18, 2024. (Photo by Rebecca Nob...

KTAR.com

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signs $16.1 billion budget for 2025 fiscal year

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed the fiscal year 2025 budget Tuesday that erases a $1.4 billion shortfall by curbing spending on higher education and more.

2 hours ago

Republican Cochise County Supervisors Tom Crosby, left, and Peggy Judd, right, face election interf...

KTAR.com

Judge rules election interference cases to continue for 2 Arizona county officials

A Maricopa County judge denied motions Tuesday by two Arizona county officials to dismiss their cases on potential election interference from 2022.

5 hours ago

Bash & Pop performs during the last Viva PHX in 2017. The downtown Phoenix music festival is return...

Kevin Stone

Viva PHX, a multivenue music festival in downtown Phoenix, returning after 7-year hiatus

Viva PHX, a multivenue downtown Phoenix music festival, is rising from the ashes in 2024 after a seven-year hiatus.

6 hours ago

File photos of lawyers Boris Epshteyn, left, and Jenna Ellis, who entered not guilty pleas in Arizo...

Associated Press

Last 3 defendants — Epshteyn, Ellis, Lamon — enter pleas in Arizona’s fake elector case

After the last three arraignments on Tuesday, all 18 defendants in the Arizona fake elector case have now pleaded not guilty.

7 hours ago

Jamarr Dwayne Young, the suspect in fatal hit-and-run in Phoenix, in his May 16, 2024 Maricopa Coun...

Kevin Stone

Suspect indicted for allegedly killing bicyclist in hit-and-run as he fled police in Phoenix

A domestic violence suspect who allegedly killed a bicyclist in a hit-and-run collision as he fled police in Phoenix last month has been formally charged with multiple felonies.

9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s how to be worry-free when your A/C goes out in the middle of summer

PHOENIX -- As Arizona approaches another hot summer, Phoenix residents are likely to spend more time indoors.

...

DESERT INSTITUTE FOR SPINE CARE

Desert Institute for Spine Care is the place for weekend warriors to fix their back pain

Spring has sprung and nothing is better than March in Arizona. The temperatures are perfect and with the beautiful weather, Arizona has become a hotbed for hikers, runners, golfers, pickleball players and all types of weekend warriors.

...

COLLINS COMFORT MASTERS

Here are 5 things Arizona residents need to know about their HVAC system

It's warming back up in the Valley, which means it's time to think about your air conditioning system's preparedness for summer.

2 suspects in custody from Gila River officer-involved shooting