ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A Kenai Peninsula man was shot and killed by an Alaska State Trooper responding to a domestic disturbance call.
Justin Leman, 32, died Wednesday night, troopers announced Thursday.
Troopers at 6:15 p.m. took a call of a disturbance at a home in Kasilof, a community of 555 about 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of the city of Kenai. The caller said a gun had been fired at the home.
Troopers arrived and contacted Leman. He ran from the home into woods, troopers said.
Multiple officers tracked Leman in the woods. Shortly after 8:30 p.m., troopers said, Leman “produced a weapon toward a trooper” and was fired upon. He died at the scene.
No troopers were injured.
Trooper policy calls for the name of the officer who fired to be released three days after the shooting.
The Alaska Bureau of Investigation, a branch of the troopers, is investigating the shooting. A report will be forwarded to the Department of Law’s office of special prosecutions for review.
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