Petersburg police shoot, kill man

Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010

PETERSBURG - A man wielding a sword was shot and killed by police in Petersburg, according to a witness at the scene.

The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is investigating the Thursday shooting. Alaska State Troopers confirmed the man's death but released little other information.

However, a neighbor who witnessed the shooting told the Petersburg Pilot the man charged two officers on a street in a trailer court.

Witness Mark Sturgeon says one officer used a Taser on the man, but it didn't slow him. Sturgeon says the man then charged the other officer, who fired a single round.

The man's name won't be released pending notification of next of kin.


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