TUCSON (3TV/CBS 5) - A man arrested in connection with the killing of a deputy U.S. marshal in Tucson has been charged with the first-degree murder of a federal officer.
A federal arrest warrant filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Tucson confirms the arrest of Ryan Phillip Schlesinger, who was taken into custody after a standoff Thursday night.
An accompanying complaint says the 26-year-old was arrested at a home where Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White, 41, sustained gunshot wounds which took his life. White was serving a fugitive arrest warrant against Schlesinger for allegedly stalking a female Tucson police sergeant.
The agents returned fire. Schlesinger was not wounded.
White worked for the agency since 2015, officials said.
The shooting was reported near 15th and Jacinto streets, around 5:30 p.m., according to the Tucson Police Department.
They were serving a felony warrant for stalking an officer.
White was taken to Banner University Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
The Marshals Service said Friday that White was an Air Force reservist who was preparing for deployment. He was married and had children.
The agency says White was the first deputy U.S. marshal killed on duty in Tucson in 66 years.
The FBI is asking for the public's help in getting more information that will help their investigation. They are asking anyone with images, video or other information that may be related to the shooting to submit them to fbi.gov/tucsonshooting or call the FBI Phoenix Field Office at 623-466-1999.
I’ve just learned that tonight we lost a US Deputy Marshal from the District of Arizona. He was killed in the line of duty in Tucson. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to his family and all of Arizona law enforcement.— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) November 30, 2018
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