Trooper injured and one person dead after a shooting in Fairbanks

Published: Jun. 15, 2019 at 9:38 AM AKDT
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Troopers in Fairbanks were involved in a shooting Saturday around 5:00 a.m. that left one man dead, and a trooper injured.

Col. Barry Wilson, director of the State Troopers, tells the newspaper that Shawn Ray Wilson, 48, of Fairbanks pulled out a weapon as troopers attempted to take him into custody about 5 a.m. Saturday.

Wilson says the troopers were trying to serve a search warrant and a $100,000 arrest warrant on charges of forgery and theft.

Wilson adds: "As troopers attempted to take Mr. Wilson into custody, he pulled a weapon and shot at and hit a trooper attempting to use less than lethal means of force on Mr. Wilson."

Wilson says a second trooper shot at the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

He says the injured trooper was treated for his injuries at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and released.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the time of the incident as 5 a.m., which was corrected by Troopers from earlier reports on the shooting.
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