UPDATE: Suspect shot, killed by APD officers was 23-year-old man, police say
APD has identified the man shot and killed by police as 23-year-old Dylan Aikey.
The four officers who reportedly shot him have not yet been identified. They were placed on administrative leave, and their names will be released at the end of a 72-hour period.
APD Chief Justin Doll spoke at a live press conference Thursday morning, following a deadly shooting that left one suspect dead.
Doll said officers arrived after 2 a.m., canvassing the area to find a suspect that, earlier in the night, had been reported by a resident as someone trying to break into their vehicle. Doll said that person chased the suspect away, and then called 911.
When officers found the suspect, Doll said the suspect "fired at our officers, and our officers returned fire." The interaction was "very short," Doll said, lasting less than 2 minutes.
"I believe the officers were giving the suspect commands, and he was not complying," Doll said.
Doll said the suspect was hit multiple times, and that all four officers discharged their weapons. All of those officers are being placed on leave, and their names will be released after 72 hours.
Aid was given to the suspect, but in the end the wounds were fatal. The suspect has not yet been identified by police pending the notification of their family.
Doll also said the suspect used a hand gun, and that a shell casing was found stopping the gun from firing again. "That's pretty clear evidence to us that the gun was fired," Doll said.
This marks the first officer-involved shooting of 2019 for Anchorage.
Watch Chief Doll's press conference below:
The Anchorage Police Department said a suspect was killed early Thursday morning in an officer-involved shooting.
In a news release issued Thursday, APD said patrol officers responded to the area of E.16th Avenue and Columbine Street in reference to a report of a "vehicle prowler."
Officers located a man, and "during the incident shots were fired," APD said. The man was taken to the hospital and declared dead shortly after due to life-threatening injuries.
APD said no officers were injured, and that Chief Justin Doll plans to hold a press conference to release more information.