TUCSON, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Officials identified the U.S. marshal shot dead as 41-year-old Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White, who joined the service in 2015.
Ryan Schlesinger has been identified as the suspect accused of shooting and killing the deputy U.S. marshal in Tucson, Arizona, Thursday evening.
Schlesinger, 26, opened fire, killing White, who was serving a felony arrest warrant at a Tucson house.
The suspect was uninjured in the incident and was arrested after a standoff at the residence.
The Marshals Service says the federal agent was the first deputy U.S. marshal to be killed in the line of duty in Tucson in 66 years.
Magnus said the Marshals Service was serving a warrant against 26-year-old Ryan Schlesinger when the suspect fired at them. Marshal Service personnel returned fire, but the suspect was not wounded.
Authorities did not immediately identify the agent.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey confirmed the shooting on Twitter, posting: “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.”
Tucson is a city in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert surrounded by multiple mountain ranges, including the Santa Catalinas. Reflecting its 19th-century beginnings are the restored mansions of its El Presidio Historic District and the adobe row houses of Barrio Historico. Home to the University of Arizona, Tucson has many vintage shops, nightclubs and restaurants on Fourth Avenue near the campus, according to wikipedia.