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Man connected to deadly Amtrak shooting pleads not guilty in federal court Thursday

Evan Courtney captured this image at the scene of the shooting.
Posted at 8:52 AM, Oct 21, 2021

This story originally transposed the origin and destination of an Amtrak train.

A man who faces charges in connection with the deadly Oct. 4 Amtrak shootout was arraigned in federal court hearing Thursday.

Devonte Okeith Mathis, who pleaded not guilty to all charges, is next slated for trial Dec. 12.

Mathis and Darrion Taylor were traveling in a train to New Orleans from Los Angeles when DEA searched them and discovered packages of marijuana.

Taylor fired at the agents and later barricaded himself in a bathroom. Taylor and DEA agent Mike Garbo were killed in the shooting. Another DEA agent and a TPD officer were also injured in the shootout.

Mathis faces charges including knowingly and intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana.