FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A 24-year-old military officer and a think died after a shootout Saturday afternoon.
Officer Tyler J. Stewart, 24, died during Flagstaff Medical Center after he was shot by a masculine who was a think in a domestic-violence case, military said. Stewart is a second Flagstaff military officer ever to be killed in a line of duty. On Jun 21, 2000, Officer Jeff Moritz, 30, was killed after he pulled over a teen as a teen gathering around his area in a lorry personification shrill swat music.
Stewart was looking for a masculine — identified as Robert W. Smith, 28, of Prescott — about 1:30 p.m. in a 800 retard of West Clay Avenue when Smith dismissed several shots during a officer, military said. Smith afterwards shot himself and was conspicuous passed during a scene, military added.
Investigators do not trust Stewart dismissed any shots, though they continue to examine a matter, Sgt. Margaret Bentzen said.
Stewart was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center in vicious condition and after died, military said.
Stewart had worked during a dialect for reduction than a year, military said. He was a connoisseur of Boulder Creek High School in Anthem, Arizona, and Concordia College in California, military said.
“This is an huge tragedy for a dialect and a family of a Officer. We are a really tighten weave organization, and know that all members of a Flagstaff Police Department are lamentation during this time. With that being said, all of a group and women of a Flagstaff Police Department extend a prayers and condolences to a family of a Officer Tyler Stewart,” Chief Kevin Treadway conspicuous in a statement.
“It is distressing to remove one of a officers,” Mayor Jerry Nabours said. “We collectively weep for his family and a whole department.”
A candlelight burial has been scheduled by Stewart’s family and a Flagstaff Police Department for 5:30 p.m. Sunday during a Officer Down Memorial Statue during a front of a military dialect during 911 E. Sawmill.
The sharpened was a second one of a military officer in northern Arizona in a past 3 months. In October, a genealogical military officer of a Navajo Nation was shot in a face during a shootout with a masculine think in a city of Kaibeto, that is 75 miles north of Flagstaff. The officer survived.