Police have identified a man who was shot and killed by a police officer on Monday afternoon. Officers say the man grabbed a metal pole and ignored their requests to put it down.
Authorities say this all came to an end on the 400 block of Vine Street, which is where witnesses say they saw the man's body laying in the middle of the road after a Mesa officer shot and killed 33-year-old Adam Edward Dujanovic.
The incident began around 1:00 p.m. and police tell us Dujanovic was acting strangely -- going up and down a number of these streets, knocking on people's doors and trying to get into their homes. That's when someone called the police.
When officers arrived at the scene, they say Dujanovic spotted them and grabbed a large metal rod from the back of a truck parked on the street. Then he approached the officer and that's when officials say the officer told the suspect to put the rod down. When Dujanovic didn't comply, the officer opened fire.
Mesa police are not saying how many shots were fired.
Dujanovic was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Neighbors reacted to the incident and police are defending their officer's use of deadly force.
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