APACHE JUNCTION, AZ - A day after police shot and killed a suspect wanted on an arrest warrant, family and friends held a vigil for Travis Trisoliere, right where he died.
On Sunday, police confirmed they found a weapon on Trisoliere who was shot after a traffic stop by Mesa police and U.S. Marshals in Apache Junction on Saturday.
Police said Trisoliere pointed the weapon at officers and they shot him.
One woman in the neighborhood said the bullets came dangerously close and she wants answers from police.
Julie Martinez told ABC15 bullets struck a wall outside her house and even hit her house while her kids were outside playing.
"When I came to the window is when they let out the second round and hit here,” Martinez said. “So I went like this (ducks), 'cause I was scared and I yelled, and that's when I ran to the front door to get my kids."
Bullets from police hit Martinez’s home, her front window and even tore through the kitchen wall.
With her baby on her arm she rushed her other kids to the back of the house.
Martinez said police put her family’s life in danger.
Mesa police, who are handling the investigation, said the suspect was a violent offender with a gun he was ready to use.
They said they stopped the threat and protected the community.
Martinez said police checked in on her family after the shooting. She said they told her the city will reimburse her for the damage to her home.
Meantime, Trisoliere’s mother, Traci, spoke out about her son’s shooting death.
"I just know that something needs to be done,” Traci said. “This is wrong. I'm not just going to sit back and let this go away. My son deserves better.”
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