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1 man eliminated in downtown Anchorage shooting, another injured by reacting officers, authorities state

1 man eliminated in downtown Anchorage shooting, another injured by reacting officers, authorities state

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One guy was killed early Saturday in a downtown Anchorage shooting, and responding officers shot and injured another guy who witnesses stated had been involved, according to cops.

According to an Anchorage Police Department statement, officers were making a bar-break patrol on the 700 block of West 4th Avenue at about 2:25 a.m. The officers then heard shooting from a car park on the southeast corner of H Street and West 3rd Avenue, near the Nesbett Courthouse.

Authorities said that gunfire was from an "altercation" in the parking lot, which left one man dead at the scene and a 2nd shot in the lower body.

" The variety of shooters, who they are, the motive behind the shooting, and whether the parties involved were known to one another are all under investigation," authorities said. "Multiple individuals ran away the scene once the parking area shooting happened.".

As the patrol officers responded, cops stated, witnesses mentioned a guy to them and stated he had actually been involved in the shooting.

" Officers engaged the male, who was armed with a weapon, near 3rd Avenue and G Street," police said in the statement. "Two officers released their weapons, striking the man in the upper and lower body.".

Authorities have actually not named the guy eliminated throughout the initial encounter in the parking area. The two injured guys were both taken to regional hospitals. Police stated the male injured in the preliminary shooting had injuries that weren't lethal, and the guy shot by officers remained in steady condition.

Cops are asking anyone who saw the initial shooting and hasn't yet spoken with investigators to call them at 311. Chauffeurs can expect street closures Saturday in the vicinity of both shooting scenes, which cops say are being examined separately.

The two officers involved in the subsequent shooting will be called in 3 days and have been placed on four days of administrative leave under basic APD policy, according to the declaration. That shooting will be investigated first by the state Office of Special Prosecutions for any infractions of state law, then by APD Internal Affairs for any offense of cops policy.

Saturday's encounter happened as officers' deadly shooting of Kristopher Handy at a Sand Lake apartment building last month has actually positioned the department under public examination. APD Chief Designee Bianca Cross, appointed by outgoing Mayor Dave Bronson, said in a press conference hours after Handy's May 13 death that he had actually raised a long weapon at officers-- a claim soon contradicted by a next-door neighbor who stated her surveillance video footage revealed otherwise. Cross likewise said that the 4 officers who shot Handy were using body cams, but has actually said that footage will not be released till after an examination, despite his household's calls to do so immediately.

This story will be upgraded as extra details become available.

Chris Klint, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage.

Chris Klint is a web producer and breaking news press reporter at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at cklint@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Chris here.


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