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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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