2 men fatally shot by police identified as Tempe residents

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities have identified a wanted man and another Tempe man both fatally shot by police after the wanted man allegedly pulled out a gun while officers attempted to arrest him.

Tempe police Lt. Michael Pooley said Chandler, Mesa and Tempe police officers serving on a U.S. Marshals Service task force fired their weapons in the incident in which 28-year-old Salvador Muna and 28-year-old Joaquin Hernandez were fatally shot Wednesday.

Pooley said the officers were attempting to arrest Muna on multiple felony warrants for probation violations when they stopped a vehicle driven by Hernandez.

Another Tempe police spokesman, Lt. Scott Smith, said officers shot Muna when he pointed a gun at officers telling him to surrender. Smith said Hernandez was shot when he made a movement that officers perceived as threatening.

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