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Candlelight vigil planned for slain Arizona trooper

July 30, 2018
Tyler Edenhofer

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety shows Arizona State Trooper Tyler Edenhofer. Arizona's public safety officials said Sunday, July 29, 2018, that suspect Isaac King has been charged in the murder of Edenhofer, a rookie state trooper still in training. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — A candlelight vigil for a state trooper killed in the line of duty is scheduled on the lawn of the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix.

The Department of Public Safety says the event Monday evening honoring Tyler Edenhofer will feature addresses by Gov. Doug Ducey and DPS Col. Frank Milstead.

The 24-year-old Edenhofer was fatally shot Wednesday night along Interstate 10 in Avondale during a struggle involving several troopers and a man suspected of throwing rocks at vehicles.

DPS officials have said Edenhofer was shot with another trooper’s gun by a 20-year-old suspect.

Spokesman Raul Garcia says Isaac King was charged with first-degree murder Sunday.

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