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Fund set up for family of slain Flagstaff officer

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People can donate to the Tyler Stewart Memorial account at Wells Fargo bank to help the family with expenses. People can donate to the Tyler Stewart Memorial account at Wells Fargo bank to help the family with expenses.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz -

An account has been set up to help the family of a Flagstaff, Arizona, police officer who was shot and killed by a domestic violence suspect over the weekend.

A police spokeswoman, Sgt. Margaret Bentzen, says Officer Tyler Stewart is survived by his parents, three sisters and a girlfriend. People can donate to the Tyler Stewart Memorial account at Wells Fargo bank to help the family with expenses.

The 24-year-old officer was shot Saturday afternoon while speaking with a suspect in an earlier domestic violence report. Police say Stewart asked 28-year-old Robert Smith if he could check him for weapons. That's when Smith pulled a handgun and shot Stewart several times.

Smith then walked away and fatally shot himself.

Police said Monday that arrangements for Stewart's funeral are still pending.

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