PRESS CONFERENCE: U.S. Marshals Service shares details on the shooting death of Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White. http://bit.ly/2zAiLCP
Posted by News 4 Tucson – KVOA on Friday, November 30, 2018
TUCSON — Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus confirms to News 4 Tucson that a Deputy U.S. Marshal was killed in a shooting on 15th Ave. near Jacinto St. Thursday night.
Officials have identified the U.S. Marshal as 41-year-old Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White, according to the Associated Press.
The marshal was serving a felony warrant on a man wanted on charges of stalking a law enforcement officer, said Magnus.
The suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Ryan Schlesinger.
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
Tucson police confirmed shots were fired in the area of Jacinto and 15th Ave. at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Officers said there was a heavy police presence in the area for the investigation.
The FBI is requesting residents who may have images, video or any other information connected to the incident to submit it to fbi.gov/tucsonshooting or call 623-466-1999.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 4 Tucson as more information becomes available.