Arizona Police Officer Tyler J. Stewart is dead, shot by a suspect Saturday afternoon domestic violence case, just one week after two New York City cops were shot to death, execution style, while eating their lunch in their squad car in the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
In Flagstaff, Arizona, the 24-year-old Stewart died after 28-year-old Robert W. Smoth fired several shots directly at him, then turned the gun on himself and pulled the trigger.
Smith was pronounced dead at the scene; Stewart was rushed to Flagstaff Medical Hospital in critical condition and died of his wounds shortly after.
He'd been "on the job" less than a year.
A candlelight vigil is set for Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in front of the police department. This is the second shooting of a police officer in northern Arizona in the past three months, AP reported.