Man fatally shot by federal, tribal officers was from Tucson

Man fatally shot by federal, tribal officers was from Tucson

This is a copy of a photograph of a man being sought in connection with the July 4 shooting at Forest Lakes. Authorities said the man, later identified as Luis Fransisco Vasquez, 32, shot at a Forest Service employee.

A man who authorities said was fatally shot by Forest Service and tribal police officers during the weekend was identified Monday as being from Tucson.

Luis Fransisco Vasquez, 32, whose last known address was in Tucson, was being sought in connection to a shooting and arson, the FBI said. The FBI determined he was the person who shot at a U.S. Forest Service employee in Forest Lakes on July 4.

The fatal shooting happened about 2 a.m. Saturday near the city of Globe and the San Carlos Reservation in central Arizona.

The FBI said U.S. Forest Service and San Carlos Apache Tribal police officers shot at the suspect after encountering the man, who opened fire first.

The man, whose identity is pending family notification, died and no officers were hurt.

Authorities believe he's the same man who shot at a Forest Service fire prevention officer in Forest Lakes on July 4 and had been linked to multiple brush fires that were intentionally set around that time.

The FBI is leading the investigation because of the assault on federal officers.

The Associated Press

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