Chefornak man killed after exchanging gunfire with tribal police officer
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A man was shot by a Village of Chefornak tribal police officer and later died at a local clinic, according to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch.
Tribal police officers reported the shooting to troopers just after midnight Saturday.
Christopher Wasili, 39, Chefornak, is accused of shooting at tribal police officers with a rifle. A tribal police officer shot Wasili with a personally owned handgun, troopers wrote in the dispatch.
Wasili died at a local clinic from a gunshot wound at 3:10 a.m. His next of kin have been notified. Wasili’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.
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