Juneau police officer shoots suspect in domestic assault
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – 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.