- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say one of their officers has seriously wounded a man accused of pulling a gun on the trooper after a chase on the Sterling Highway south of Anchorage.

KTUU-TV reports (https://is.gd/5EL4tB ) that troopers say Seward police informed them about a despondent man traveling Tuesday afternoon on the Seward Highway. In a statement, troopers say they tried to stop that driver, who took off at a high rate of speed.

A trooper made contact with the man after he got out of a vehicle on the Sterling Highway.

Troopers say the man pulled a gun from his trunk, refused the officer’s commands and was shot. He was taken to an Anchorage hospital for treatment of what were described as serious injuries.

No troopers were hurt.

Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said she didn’t have any additional details.

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Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com


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