EAGLE RIVER - An Anchorage police officer shot a burglary suspect in Eagle River.
Police say the officer had responded to an alarm about 1 a.m. Thursday at the Family Pharmacy and found the man coming out the back door wearing a mask and carrying a crowbar and a pistol.
Lt. Dave Parker told KTUU the officer shot the man when he refused to drop his weapon.
Twenty-five-year-old Mathew Sanchez of Eagle River was taken to Alaska Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery for a chest wound.
The officer has been placed on paid leave for the shooting investigation.
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