PHOENIX — Police in Phoenix have identified a man who was fatally shot after an argument.

They say 23-year-old Joseph Long King was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting shortly before midnight Friday.

Police say King had been loudly arguing with a woman in a car and a 29-year-old man and his wife felt compelled to help her.

The man grabbed his handgun before confronting Long, demanding that he stop yelling at the woman.

After Long got out of his car, the man told police he was briefly able to calm him down before Long punched him in the face.

The man then fired at Long, hitting him at least once.

Police haven’t identified the shooter as of Sunday and say the incident remains under investigation.

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