(CNN) — A police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was shot and killed early Sunday, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
A suspect is in custody.
The fatal shooting occurred in a residential area in the predawn hours, said Cecilia Barreda from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
The slain officer, Charles Kondek, was a 17-year veteran of the Tarpon Springs Police Department.
Kondek, 45, was a New York City police officer for five years before moving to Florida, the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., 23.
Parilla faces a charge of first-degree murder.
The sheriff’s office and local police are investigating.
Tarpon Springs is located on Florida’s Gulf Coast about 10 miles northwest of Tampa.