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Police shoot wanted man in Apache Junction

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. — Authorities say a man wanted for attempted murder and aggravated assault on an officer has been shot and killed by police in Apache Junction.

Local and federal authorities were moving in Saturday morning to arrest the man when the shooting happened.

A team of Mesa police officers and agents with the U.S. Marshals Service learned that the man would be in the area near Broadway Avenue and Meridian Road. They spotted him driving a pickup truck and tried to stop him.

Authorities say it looked like the man reached for a weapon. Based on his violent history, the officers shot him. His name hasn’t been released.

Mesa police Det. Steve Berry says it’s not known if the fatal shots were fired by Mesa police or U.S. Marshals agents.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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