Alaska State Troopers say one person is dead and another person was injured in what was described as an ‘officer involved shooting’ on Sunday night.
Few details were offered in a dispatch published on-line by the agency. But the incident was reported about 9:07 p.m. near the Seward Meridian Parkway in Wasilla. State troopers received a report of an impaired driver, but the vehicle reportedly failed to stop at the direction of an officer.
Both a Trooper and a Wasilla Police officer were involved in the incident, but the extent of each officer’s involvement is also unclear.
The unidentified driver of the vehicle was reported deceased at the scene. An unidentified passenger received a non-life threatening injury.
Neither officer was reported injured.
The Alaska Bureau of Investigation and the Wasilla Police Department are investigating the incident.
- September 3, 2015- "I say bravo for the trapper. The state won’t do what’s right. He should do what’s right," says Pete Buist, spokesman for the Alaska Trappers Association.
- September 3, 2015- On Twitter, over email lists, and in wry internal reports, journalists complained about a lack of legitimate opportunities to question the administration’s policies.
- September 3, 2015- As a regional hub for 10 remote villages about 30 miles above the Arctic Circle, Kotzebue is where Obama came closest to actually seeing the communities he’s touted throughout his trip as being imperiled by climate change.
- September 3, 2015- Alaskans of all stripes came out this week for a chance to shake hands with President Barack Obama, or at least glimpse his motorcade, but one person not on hand for the big visit was Don Young, Alaska’s only member of the U.S. House of representatives.