Man charged in fatal shooting of DPS Trooper Tyler Edenhofer escorted to jail
PHOENIX (KSAZ/AP) -- The man accused of killing Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Tyler Edenhofer and left the hospital and is being booked into jail.
DPS spokesman Raul Garcia released a statement saying 20-year-old Isaac King has been charged with several counts including first-degree murder.
Col. Frank Milstead says motorists reported a man was throwing items at vehicles along Interstate 10 in a Phoenix suburb. He says a fight broke out after troopers made contact with the suspect.
Trooper Tyler Edenhofer was shot and killed Wednesday night.
Garcia says a second trooper was treated at a hospital and released. A third trooper was also injured but not from a gunshot.
King was taken into custody. He was charged after he made a remote appearance before a judge Sunday from his hospital room.
According to a statement released by Garcia Wednesday afternoon, Trooper Edenhofer's handcuffs were placed on King before he was taken to the county jail.
"Using Tyler's handcuffs signifies the completion of the call for service that ultimately took his life. It also means we have taken over Trooper Edenhofer's watch and completed the apprehension of his assailant," said Garcia, in the statement.