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Fatal Sunday Shooting Claims Police Life in Florida (UPDATES)

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UPDATE: The slain officer was named as Charles "Charlie K" Kondek by the Tarpon Springs Police Department Sunday morning.

He was reportedly responding to a service call just before he was fatally shot.

The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., a transient man who is facing a first-degree charge for Kondek's killing, Bay News 9 reported.

A police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Sunday.

The shooting reportedly occurred around 3 a.m. in the community 30 miles away from Tampa.

The Associated Press reported that police have a suspect in custody.

Both the suspect and the officer are male, Tampa's Bay News 9 reported.

As details of the shooting emerged, many fellow law enforcement and first responder groups showed support for the fallen officer.

A squad car served as a memorial outside the Tarpon Springs police department building.

The Florida shooting comes on the heels of the shooting in New York City that claimed the lives of two police officers Saturday afternoon.

A news conference on the Tarpon Springs shooting is expected to take place Sunday afternoon.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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