Wasilla man dead after state troopers try to arrest him

Alaska State Troopers
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Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 10:46 PM AKDT
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WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - A man is dead after Alaska State Troopers shot and killed him Friday following an arrest warrant for sexual abuse.

According to a trooper dispatch, investigators with the Alaska State Troopers Child Abuse Investigation Unit attempted to arrest 63-year-old Jimmy Janeway at home on probable cause of sexual abuse of a minor and sexual assault.

He answered the door with a gun to his head and refused to drop it. Janeway told police that he would not go to jail.

When troopers and officers with the Wasilla Police Department tried to take him away using tasers and less-lethal force, Janeway pointed the gun in their direction.

Officers then opened fire, striking Janeway. Medics already on the scene attempted to revive Janeway, troopers say, but were unsuccessful.

The names of the law enforcement officers that fired their guns will be released after 72 hours. This is an ongoing investigation.