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Juneau police officer shoots suspect in domestic assault

  • Author: Associated Press
  • Updated: August 5
  • Published August 5

JUNEAU - 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.

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