DEMOREST, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The funeral arrangements for a DeKalb County police officer killed in the line of duty have been set.
Officer Edgar Flores, 24, was fatally shot Thursday night during a traffic stop on Candler Road. Police say he was attempting to chase a suspect who drove off from the stop and was shot multiple times in a parking lot nearby.
The Whitfield Funeral Home in Demorest, Georgia announced the schedule for the funeral on its website.
The family will hold a visitation at the funeral home's North Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.
Two funeral services will be held for Officer Flores: one on Tuesday, Dec, 18 at 11 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, Georgia, and one on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch. Interment will be held that Wednesday in the Yonah Memorial Gardens.
On Saturday, law enforcement and EMS agencies escorted Flores' body from the DeKalb Medical Examiners Office to the funeral home.
Flores was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico on Dec. 17, 1993. He was killed a few days before his 25th birthday.
He is survived by his finance, Lizandra Mora; mother and father; and a brother.
Officer Flores graduated from the DeKalb police academy on Nov. 4, 2017, and was hired by the police department in May 2017.
Support has poured in from law enforcement agencies across metro Atlanta. Several different agencies responded to Grady Memorial Hospital to lend moral support and honor the officer's service on Thursday night.
SWAT and K-9 officers tracked the shooter, who officials identified as 33-year-old Brandon Taylor of Decatur, to a pile of tires behind a business on Candler Road where the GBI said he fired his weapon at them, hitting a K-9. Three DeKalb SWAT officers returned fire, wounding Taylor. He was later pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.
The GBI will conduct its independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office for review.