Police identify man shot, killed at Mesa apartment complex

MESA, AZ - Police have identified a man who was shot and killed at a Mesa apartment complex Tuesday afternoon.

Mesa police Sgt. Tony Landato said the incident happened near Main and May streets.

The deceased subject, 22-year-old Jonathan Martinez, got into a dispute with the shooter earlier in the day, Landato said.

When the unidentified shooter arrived home, Martinez was reportedly waiting and confronted him.

Landato said Martinez was then shot. During an investigation, a small caliber rifle believed to be involved was found in an apartment.

An open folding knife was also found in Martinez's possession, Landato said.

Mesa police homicide detectives interviewed the shooter and several witnesses.

Landato said the individual was released pending further investigation.

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