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Troopers: Wasilla man shoots bear trying to get into home

A 32-year-old man shot and injured a bear in Wasilla on Tuesday after the animal attempted to enter his home, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Around 10:20 p.m., Greg Kasachev called troopers and reported that he shot a bear that "made attempts to gain access to his residence," said a trooper dispatch posted online Wednesday.

Troopers responded to the home on Alan's Drive and found the injured bear near a tree in the backyard. Troopers killed the bear. It was released to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

A troopers spokesperson contacted Wednesday did not yet know whether it was a black bear or grizzly.

Tegan Hanlon

Tegan Hanlon was a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News between 2013 and 2019. She now reports for Alaska Public Media.