Anchorage police say a man near the Dave Rose Park in the Russian Jack neighborhood of Anchorage, was pointing a gun at houses. When officers arrived on the scene, he pointed it at them.
After being told to drop the weapon, according to the Anchorage Police Department, the man manipulated the weapon and pointed it toward the three officers. The officers fired at the man and, after determining he was no longer a threat, administered first aid. He was taken to Alaska Regional Hospital.
Police released a photo of the style of gun: It is a Crossman replica 1911 BB gun. All three officers are on leave, per department policy. Their names will be released in 72 hours. Police didn’t release the man’s name, pending further investigation.
The case will be given to the Office of Special Prosecution for review. An Internal Affairs investigation will be conducted as well. Crime scene investigators and detectives are assisting with this investigation.