- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - Alaska state authorities have launched an investigation of a shooting involving a Bethel police officer who reportedly a shot 31-year-old man in the abdomen during an altercation.

Alaska State Troopers say the incident reported Friday is being investigated by the state Bureau of Investigation.

KYUK (https://is.gd/h0EXDY) reports the man was stabilized, then transported to Anchorage for further treatment. One officer was treated for injuries.

The radio station says police responded to an ongoing disturbance Friday morning in a residential neighborhood.

Troopers say officers encountered a man holding a baseball bat and tried to control him, including using an electronic stun gun. Troopers say a struggle followed and an officer was struck with the bat.

Troopers say an officer drew his firearm and shot the man.

No names were immediately released. Bethel Police Chief Andre Achee did not immediately return a call Friday afternoon from The Associated Press seeking comment.


Information from: KYUK-AM, https://www.kyuk.org

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