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The Latest: Officers mourn US agent killed in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a deputy U.S. marshal shot and killed in Tucson, Arizona while serving a felony arrest warrant (all times local):

3:55 p.m.

Law enforcement officials are mourning a deputy U.S. marshal who was killed in Tucson while serving a warrant to a man sought for stalking a female police sergeant.

Deputy Chase White died Thursday evening at a hospital after being shot outside the house where the warrant was being served.

U.S. Marshal David Gonzales of the District of Arizona occasionally choked up at a Friday news conference about the killing.

Gonzales says he and others at the agency endured “an impossibly hard day” and that it will “take us a long time to heal.”

The suspect, Ryan Phillip Schlesinger, was arrested on a warrant for first degree murder of a federal officer.

FBI, police and other law enforcement officials are sending condolences to White’s family.

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11:40 a.m.

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 Schlesinger was arrested at a home where Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White sustained fatal gunshot wounds. 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.

The 41-year-old White was with the Marshals Service since 2015.

He was first deputy marshal killed on duty in Tucson in 66 years.

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9:30 a.m.

The U.S. Marshals Office has identified the deputy marshal shot and killed outside a Tucson house while serving a fugitive arrest warrant as a 41-year-old who worked for the agency since 2015.

The agency says Chase White was shot about 5:30 p.m. Thursday and died at a hospital.

The Marshals Service said Friday that White was an Air Force reservist who was preparing for deployment. He was married and had children.

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus says the victim was among Marshals Service personnel serving a warrant for 26-year-old Ryan Schlesinger when the suspect opened fire. Marshals returned fire, but the suspect was unhurt. Schlesinger was arrested after a standoff at the house.

The agency says White was the first deputy U.S. marshal killed on duty in Tucson in 66 years.

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3:30 a.m.

A deputy U.S. marshal serving a felony arrest warrant has been shot and killed outside a Tucson house.

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus says the incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Thursday on the city’s north side.

The man suspected of shooting the marshal was arrested after a standoff at the house.

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.

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.

Authorities did not immediately identify the agent.

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