FAIRBANKS - A suspect shot and killed by a Fairbanks police officer had fired his own handgun, according to investigators.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 21-year-old Matthew Dillingham shot at the officer at least once Tuesday morning before he was killed.
The incident began shortly after midnight when the officer spotted a stolen car on south Cushman Street.
The vehicle stopped in the parking lot of an apartment complex on 15th Avenue.
The driver fled. Police say Dillingham, a passenger, tried to run around the front of the vehicle but fell and then drew a handgun.