Noorvik man who was shot by troopers faces felony charges

Michelle Theriault Boots

A Noorvik man shot by troopers last week after allegedly brandishing a gun at them is being treated at an Anchorage hospital and will face felony charges.

Jeffery Henry, 40, sustained life-threatening injuries in the shooting, which happened at the end of a day-long standoff in the Northwest Arctic village Oct. 25, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

The trouble started Thursday, when troopers from Kotzebue flew to Noorvik after hearing reports of a man firing a gun while walking around the village.

Henry was holed up in his home while negotiators tried to get him outside until 4 p.m. on Friday, when troopers say he stepped out of his house and "brandished a firearm" toward officers.

Troopers haven't said how many times he was shot. The names of officers involved are expected to be released Monday, said AST spokeswoman Megan Peters.

Documents filed with the courts Oct. 25 show that Henry is being charged with felony assault, along with weapons misconduct.

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