Agencies: Tempe Police Department Arizona
Last updated: over 1 year ago
Officers had the vehicle pinned when the armed fugitive, whose name was not immediately released, refused to obey police commands, according to Lt. Scott Smith of Tempe police.
"It was during this maneuver that the suspect left the front passenger seat in an attempt to get to the back seat, where he raised a firearm and pointed it at officers who were giving him the command to give up," Smith said.
Smith said it wasn't clear who fired the first shot.
Police first shot the fugitive, later identified as 28-year-old Salvador Muna, of Tempe, and then targeted the driver when he made a movement that officers perceived as threatening, Smith said. Muna died at the scene, and the driver, whom police identified as 28-year-old Joaquin Hernandez, of Tempe, was pronounced dead at a hospital.