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.
48th street and baseline reported officer involved shooting. #fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/MY5de4pYoB
— Jessica Flores (@FloresFOX10) February 4, 2015
Baseline Road to remain closed through peak hour commute due to police situation; buses detoured http://t.co/m2VrNH188k
— City of Tempe, AZ (@Tempegov) February 4, 2015
OIS at 48th St & Baseline. Officers not injured 2 subjects down. More info shortlyCopyright 2015 The Associated Press modified.
— Tempe Police (@TempePolice) February 4, 2015