Anchorage police are investigating after a person wanted on a warrant shot himself when he was stopped by law enforcement in Mountain View Monday afternoon.
According to APD spokesperson Dani Myren, police were conducting an agency assist for “U.S. Treasury federal agents” near the intersection of Bragaw Street and Mountain View Drive at about 4:15 p.m.
“It looks like we were assisting on a felony extraditable warrant,” Myren said.
Myren says it’s not clear whether the man was trying to commit suicide, but confirms that he did shoot himself and is in unknown condition.
“It looks like there’s a self-inflicted injury at the very least,” Myren said.
Myren says it’s not clear which agency will ultimately have jurisdiction over the shooting.
At about 4:50 p.m. Monday, an APD Twitter post announced that Commercial Drive -- the same road as Mountain View, which changes names in the area -- would be closed between Taylor and Schodde streets, just west of the originally reported location due to "an incident involving an individual" with no threat to public safety.
Myren confirms that the road closure is related to the shooting.
As of 5:15 p.m., a Channel 2 crew at the scene says Commercial Drive's eastbound lanes have reopened, with the suspect's white Ford Taurus towed. Officers at the scene confirm that the suspect was hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt, and say he is not expected to survive.
Channel 2's Caslon Hatch contributed information to this story.
This is a developing story. Please check KTUU.com and the Channel 2 newscasts for more information.