A U.S. Marshal was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, November 29, as an officer involved in shooting in Tucson, Arizona, multiple sources have confirmed.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey took to Instagram Thursday to confirm the shooting. He wrote, "I’ve just learned that tonight we lost a US Deputy Marshal from the District of Arizona."
He added, "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."
Here's the tweet, check it out.
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
According to The Arizona Republic reports, the shooting occurred outside a northwest Tucson single-story house at about 5:30 p.m.
The local police and federal officers reportedly surrounded the house and the residents were evacuated.
Authorities said a man was arrested custody following the standoff with officers that continued for an hour.
The marshal, who was injured during the shootout, was rushed to a hospital where he reportedly died from his wounds.
According to the Republic, He is the first U.S. Marshal killed in the line of the duty in Tucson since 1952.
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