- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A driver was killed and a passenger injured after they exchanged gunfire with law enforcement in Fairbanks, the second police shooting in as many days.

Police officer Doug Welborn tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://is.gd/ho8lvM) that Alaska State Troopers attempted to make a traffic stop Wednesday. The driver refused to stop, and both he and his female passenger began firing at troopers.

Officers pursued the vehicle, and the chase ended with authorities firing at the suspects. Welborn says additional information wasn’t immediately available. Authorities planned an afternoon news conference.

Troopers on Tuesday also fired shots at an armed man in a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop in South Fairbanks. Troopers used their service weapons after non-lethal rounds were fired. Few details about the incident, including what prompted the shooting, have been released. That man was also hospitalized.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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