UPDATE: APD names officers who fired on man Monday evening

Police photo of the type of BB-gun investigators say suspect pointed at officers (photo from...
Police photo of the type of BB-gun investigators say suspect pointed at officers (photo from Anchorage Police Dept.) (KTUU)
Published: Apr. 1, 2019 at 6:50 PM AKDT
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Update 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4:

APD has named the three officers who fired their weapons in the shooting Monday that killed 31-year-old Bishar Hassan. They are:

Officer Nathan Lewis, who has been with the department since December 2016

Officer Matthew Hall, with APD since November 2013

Officer Brett Eggiman, who has been with APD since June 2018

UPDATE- 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2:

Anchorage Police Department has identified the man that was killed by officers on Monday as 31-year-old Bishar Hassan.

UPDATE- 8:40 p.m, Monday April 1:

Anchorage police said Monday night that the man shot earlier this evening by officers has died.

Police Chief Justin Doll, during a news conference, said the man pointed a BB-style gun at officers when they approached him.

During a news conference Monday night, Chief Doll said "The gun he had was a replica-style BB gun. It looks very much like a real pistol."

Doll said officers fired multiple times, fatally striking the man.

APD says the incident began around 5:43 p.m. with multiple reports from concerned citizens about a man walking along A Street while holding a gun. Chief Doll said "the suspect had a gun and was waving it around, which is not normal."

Police say the man got on a People Mover bus, but got off at A Street and 16th Avenue.

Doll said when officers made contact with the man, he immediately turned and started walking toward them. "They were giving him verbal commands that he did not comply with" said Doll, adding "the suspect produced a handgun from his waistband, pointed it toward officers, and officers fired their weapons." APD says three officers fired at the suspect.

APD says officers secured the suspect and then provided first aid until medics arrived. The man was brought to a local hospital, where he died.

The investigation is continuing.

Watch the Channel 2 Late Edition for details.
ORIGINAL STORY- Monday, April 1:

A man is in the hospital following a shooting after an altercation with Anchorage police near 16th and A St. in Anchorage.

At around 5:45 on Monday, Anchorage police began receiving calls from people reporting a man walking near the roadway "while holding a handgun."

A Nixle release stated officers confronted the man in the area of 16th Ave. and A St.

Shots were fired, and the man was taken to a local hospital with "life-threatening injuries."

No officers were injured in the shooting. The northbound lanes of A St. are currently closed at 16th Ave.

This is a developing story. Please check back for details.