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Anchorage Police Department
Thursday May 25th, 2017 :: 06:46 a.m. AKDT


Early Morning Officer Involved Shooting

On May 25, 2017, at 0428 hrs, officers responded to the area 1200 China Berry for a suspected prowler.  Upon arrival, officers discovered multiple vehicles which had been broke into.  While patrolling the area an APD Ofc spotted a male cutting through neighborhood yards and attempted to make contact with the male.  The male matched the general description of the prowler reported earlier.  As an officer approached the male he failed to follow the officer’s commands and defeated the use of a tazer and then produced a hatchet; the officer then reported shots had been fired.  APD has initiated a crime scene investigation to determine exactly what happened. The police believe they have made contact with all people involved and are not actively looking for any additional suspects.


Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

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