US marshal shot and killed in the line of duty in Arizona

Posted at 5:04 AM, Nov 30, 2018

TUCSON, ARIZ. — A U.S. deputy marshal died in the line of duty on Thursday in a shooting with a suspect.

The Marshal was serving an active felony warrant around 5:30 p.m. for 26-year-old Ryan Schlesinger for stalking law enforcement when the marshal was shot on scene.

The Tucson Police Department confirmed that the fallen marshal was not alone at the scene and was with other officers.

After the shooting occurred, police officers responded by sending units to the scene and surrounding the house.

Schlesinger surrendered to police and per the Tucson Police Department, was not injured and brought into custody without incident.

The Marshal was rushed with the hospital but died from injuries.

The Tucson Police Department is not releasing the name of the fallen marshal at this time, but U.S. Marshal David Gonzales, who serves the district of Arizona, is at the hospital with personnel.

The department is working with federal agencies to investigate the situation and is offering their deep condolences to the marshal's family.