Troopers shoot armed man in patrol car

Soldotna, Alaska (KINY) Troopers tried to help a man walking in the cold and he ended up pulling out a handgun.

A dispatch from Alaska State Troopers said Troopers were forced to shoot the man after he pulled out the handgun in the back of the patrol car Saturday night.  He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

The incident began after a trooper found the man and offered him a ride due to the cold temperatures.  Once he was in the back seat, the suspect allegedly pulled out the handgun.  The Trooper stopped the car, got out safely, and tried to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the incident before the suspect reportedly refused to drop the weapon, pointed it at the Trooper and was shot.

The shooting is now being investigated by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation.

 

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