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Juneau police officer shoots suspect in domestic assault

August 05, 2019 - 8:36 AM

JUNEAU, Alaska - A Juneau police officer shot and injured a man suspected of a domestic violence assault.

The 29-year-old injured suspect was medically evacuated to Seattle.

Police shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday received calls that a man was harming a woman inside a vehicle parked at a grocery store parking lot.

Dispatchers sent over an ambulance when witnesses said the man was preventing the woman from leaving with a chokehold.

Arriving officers ordered the man out of the vehicle. Police say he did not comply, and when they tried to physically remove him, he resisted and armed himself with a knife.

One officer fired his weapon and the suspect was struck twice.

The man and woman were taken by ambulance to Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Responding officers were put on administrative leave.

News from © The Associated Press, 2019
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