APACHE JUNCTION (AP) — A man killed early Sunday morning by police in Apache Junction has been identified as an 82-year-old Florence resident, authorities said Monday.
Apache Junction police said officers responded to a fitness center around 3 a.m. Sunday because several people were illegally camping in the gym’s parking lot.
When police arrived, they reported finding a man wearing a holstered handgun.
After the man failed to follow verbal commands, police say he pulled his handgun from the holster and police officers fired their weapons.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave while the Arizona Department of Public Safety investigates.