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Ariz. tribe terminates police chief after shooting

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YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - A southwestern Arizona Indian tribe has terminated its police chief following an incident in which he was beaten and stabbed and another man was fatally shot.

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

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

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.

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