KNXV-TV(GOODYEAR, Ariz.) — An Arizona trooper who just graduated the academy in May was shot dead when a suspect stole a police officer’s gun during a struggle, authorities said.“The [Department of Public Safety] family is in mourning,” Colonel Frank Milstead of the Arizona Department of Public Safety said at a news conference. “Lives have been shattered and ruined.”The attack unfolded Wednesday night after authorities received calls about a driver swerving in and out of the lanes of Interstate 10, throwing items at cars, Milstead said.One trooper arrived, followed by two more troopers, including one who was finishing his field training, Milstead said.A fight broke out, during which two police officers from Goodyear, Arizona, arrived and helped try to take the suspect into custody, Milstead said.During the struggle, one of the trooper’s guns was taken by the suspect, Milstead said. The suspect then fired from the trooper’s weapon, hitting troopers Dalin Dorris and Tyler Edenhofer, he said.Dorris is in “good spirits, considering the circumstances,” Milstead said.But Edenhofer — who had just graduated from the state trooper academy in May — died from his injuries, Milstead said.“We’re all in a little bit of a state of shock this morning,” Milstead said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”It was not immediately clear which trooper’s gun was stolen.Edenhofer’s death came just hours after a 17-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department veteran was shot dead in the line of duty in Wisconsin.Gunfire was the leading cause of death among the 73 officers killed in the first half of this year, accounting for 42 percent of the deaths, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
WATN-TV(NEW YORK) — Friends and former classmates of an Ole Miss student who was gunned down — allegedly by another classmate — gathered at an emotional vigil outside her former high school, where they shared stories of her smile, her desire to help others, and her unique skill of making people feel welcome.Alexandria “Ally” Kostial’s alma mater, Lindbergh High School in St. Louis, was filled with hugs, tears and flowers Thursday night as her shocked friends came together in grief.“She had the biggest smile,” friend Samantha Martin told ABC News at the vigil. “She was just the most amazing person … she had a way about her that just made everybody feel welcome and she was so generous… she was never a stranger to anyone.”“If sunshine was a person, it would’ve been Ally,” Hannah Bartz told ABC News, calling her “one of the kindest people I’ve ever met.”“She was someone you always strive to be,” Kari Ebmyer told ABC News. “She was so kind and so smart and so down to earth. I know when I was that freshman I was like, ‘I want to be just like her.’ That [person who is] confident, smart, can talk to anybody.”Kostial’s, riddled with gunshot wounds, was discovered on Saturday in Harmontown, Mississippi, about 30 miles from Ole Miss. The 21-year-old had been on campus for summer school.Brandon Theesfeld, 22, an Ole Miss classmate, was arrested for murder on Monday.No motive has been released.Bartz said she hopes the details surrounding Kostial’s killing will come to light to help bring her family and friends find closure.“She didn’t deserve what happened to her,” Martin said. “I hope that her memory can live on through all of us who knew her.”Theesfeld, who is in custody in Lafayette County, Mississippi, has not yet entered a plea. His defense attorney, Tony Farese, told ABC News Thursday that he plans to enter a not guilty plea.Kostial’s family did not attend the vigil. Her funeral will take place Saturday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Advertisement Mikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Comment Arsenal have collected nine points from their opening four matches in the Premier League this season (Picture: Getty)‘I have seen the buzz around the place, the fans are really happy, I have seen some really positive reactions after we bought him, the same with the team, the squad and the staff. ‘I think he is a player we had the radar on for a long time and we have managed to bring him in and I think he will be a really important addition to the team.‘He got to know some of his team-mates [already]. Not all of them, because some are still on international duty but we will have everyone back today and it will be a good day for him to get to know everyone.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArteta’s former boss Arsene Wenger believed it used to take a new import at least six months to adjust to the unique rigours of Premier League football, but the current Arsenal manager believes it depends on the player and their experience.‘I think it is something very individual, depending on many factors,’ he added. ‘How they settle first of all here in the city with their family, whether they speak the language or not, whether their qualities fit the team and the Premier League more straight away or if they need some adaptation and some development in those areas. ‘It is very particular, you see some players adapt really quickly and some others taking a long time.’MORE: Record-breaking Eddie Nketiah compared to Arsenal legend Ian Wright by Tony CascarinoMORE: Thomas Partey meets Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Ian Wright on first day at ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 15 Oct 2020 11:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link351Shares Thomas Partey is eligible to make his Arsenal debut against Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has confirmed Thomas Partey is desperate to make his Arsenal debut in Saturday’s heavyweight Premier League clash against Manchester City, but admits the club’s new £45million singing will need to make an instant impression in his first training session if he is to be selected. After appearing to have missed out on their primary midfield transfer targets, Arsenal moved decisively on deadline day to activate Partey’s £45million release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract. The 27-year-old is eligible to make his debut this weekend but will only have had a short time to get up to speed with is new manager’s demands having been away on international duty with Ghana for the past fortnight. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Well he was here just yesterday, he is getting familiar with everything around the club,’ confirmed Arteta at his pre-match press conference. ADVERTISEMENT‘Today he will have his first training session, so everything has to come really quickly for him. We knew that before we signed him that he is fit, he is very willing to start playing and we will see how he goes in the next few days.