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Village police officer shot in Nunapitchuk, troopers have suspect in custody

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Published: Mar. 16, 2021 at 7:05 PM AKDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2021 at 8:45 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A village police officer has been shot in Nunapitchuk and troopers in the area have taken the suspect into custody.

Alaska State Troopers were notified of the shooting around 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, according to an online trooper dispatch posted just before 6 p.m.

The officer, who was shot by someone being held at the Nunapitchuk Public Safety Building, was medivaced to Bethel for treatment and is in stable condition, the dispatch states.

The suspect was later identified as 37-year-old Daris Larson. Troopers say he fled Nunapitchuk on a snowmachine to Bethel.

An emergency response team and additional troopers were able to take Larson into custody around 8 p.m.

Larson has been charged with attempted murder, multiple charges of assault, escape and a number of misconduct involving weapon charges.

Larson was taken to the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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