Arizona State Trooper Fatally Shot In Highway Confrontation

Posted at 9:44 AM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 09:44:09-04

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) – Arizona’s public safety director says a rookie state trooper still in training was fatally shot and a second trooper was wounded in a fight with a suspect along a highway in a Phoenix suburb.Col. Frank Milstead says the trooper killed late Wednesday night, Tyler Endenhofer (Ee’-den-hoff-er), graduated from the Department of Public Safety academy in May.Milstead said motorists on Interstate 10 reported a man was throwing things at vehicles and that a fight began when troopers made contact with the suspect.Department spokesman Raul Garcia says the wounded trooper was treated at a hospital for a shoulder wound and released.The suspect was taken into custody but Garcia did not identify him.Garcia says a third trooper was also injured but not from a gunshot.