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Troopers ID man shot, killed in Christmas Eve encounter at Fairbanks intersection

  • Author: Nathaniel Herz
  • Updated: December 26, 2017
  • Published December 25, 2017

An Alaska State Troopers car. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

Update, 3 p.m. Monday:

Alaska State Troopers identified the man who was shot and killed on Christmas Eve as 20-year-old Cody Eyre of Fairbanks.

Original story: 

Alaska State Troopers said law enforcement officers shot and killed a man at a Fairbanks intersection on Christmas Eve after he brandished a gun toward them.

Both Fairbanks police officers and troopers shot at the man, who troopers said was given life support by the officers before he was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Troopers said in an online dispatch late Sunday that they were warned of a "distraught male with a firearm" walking down Marshal Drive, in the northeast part of town, around 6:20 p.m.

Both troopers and police found the man about three miles away, at the intersection of the Steese Highway and the Johansen Expressway, troopers said. The man "brandished" the gun at the officers around 7:30 p.m., troopers said, setting off the shooting.

The man wasn't identified in the troopers' statement. Spokespersons for troopers and police didn't immediately respond to questions about the shooting.

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