Officer Tyler Stewart, 24, was shot several times in a residential area and died at a hospital, officials said.
The gunman apparently killed himself, police said.
“We are a very close-knit organization, and know that all members of the Flagstaff Police Department are grieving at this time,” Chief Kevin Treadway said.
A news release said that Stewart was try to make contact with the gunman, who was the suspect in a domestic violence investigation, when he was shot Saturday afternoon. There were no other details released.
“It is heartbreaking to lose one of our officers. We collectively mourn for his family and the entire department,” Mayor Jerry Nabours said.
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website, Stewart is one of 125 police…
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