Shocking new details released in death of Tohono O’odham police officer Bryan Brown

Authorities said Carlos Maximilliano Galvan ran Brown with a stolen police cruiser
Updated: Aug. 31, 2020 at 5:36 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Shocking new details have been released about the death of a Tohono O’odham police officer, including how the suspect turned the officer’s cruiser into a deadly weapon.

Court documents revealed what led up to the killing of officer Bryan Brown in Pima County Thursday, Aug. 27.

It started when officer Brown was called out to the Desert Diamond Why Casino.

When officer Brown arrived, 39-year-old Carlos Maximilliano Galvan started walking toward him with a broken bottle.

As officer Brown backed up, Galvan reportedly jumped into Brown’s police car. He then drove it into a Border Patrol agent’s vehicle so hard, it spun 180 degrees.

According to the court documents, Galvan started to drive toward Brown.

Brown pulled out his firearm and fired at the vehicle, but Galvan did not stop and ran Brown over.

As Galvan drove away, he rammed two other Border Patrol agents’ vehicles before getting out of the car and running.

Galvan was caught, arrested and taken to the hospital with a neck injury.

Brown was flown to a Phoenix hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Galvan, identified as a member of the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe, reportedly told authorities he was high on meth at the time and had not slept in days.

Galvan is facing multiple charges.

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