Anchorage police shot a man Sunday evening at a South Anchorage residence, a police spokesman said. Many details, including what led to the shooting, were not immediately available.
Police have not publicly identified the man, who was taken to a local hospital, said Lt. David Parker. The man was alive when he was taken to the hospital, he said.
Parker said police were responding to a report of a "despondent person" around 7:50 p.m. at 9000 Noble Circle when multiple officers fired. The neighborhood is in the area of Dimond Boulevard and Jewel Lake Road.
Police had been called to the residence multiple times in recent days, Parker said.
After officers arrived, a confrontation between the man and officers occurred in the back yard, Parker said.
"Multiple officers fired their weapons," Parker said. "Multiple shots were fired."
At least six officers were on the scene at the time of the confrontation, Parker said.
Many other details were not immediately available.
Tara Coleman, who lives down the block, said police showed up around 8 p.m. She said officers began loading their shotguns after speaking with the man's adult son in the cul-de-sac. Neighbors heard gunshots, maybe 4-6, Coleman said.
She didn't remember the man's name but described him as being in his 50s. He gave her his condolences after her grandmother died, she said.
She hadn't witnessed any strange or violent behavior from the man, she said, but know police had stopped by in recent days.
The neighborhood is close-knit. Many people have lived there for a decade or more, she said.