CRIME

Fund set up to help family of Flagstaff, Arizona, officer fatally shot over the weekend

Caspian Carpenter, 5, draws a star with a heart and words that say "Thank you for being R police" Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at the Flagstaff Police Department a day after officer Tyler Stewart was shot and killed in Flagstaff, Ariz.  (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Patrick Breen)

Caspian Carpenter, 5, draws a star with a heart and words that say "Thank you for being R police" Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at the Flagstaff Police Department a day after officer Tyler Stewart was shot and killed in Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Patrick Breen)  (The Associated Press)

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.