PHOENIX — Investigators have released the identity of a man who was
fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with Phoenix police.
Mark L. Lanza, 23, was suspected of trying to break into a
condo in west Phoenix early Saturday when he was confronted by officers as he
stood on the condo’s patio.
Authorities said Lanza ignored commands to put down his gun, fired shots at
officers while he was on the patio’s roof and was shot by police after he jumped
into the backyard.
Lanza died at the scene.