Self-Defense Claimed in Man's Shooting near Fairbanks
Alaska State Troopers say a 29-year-old man was shot and killed in his home northeast of Fairbanks and officers are investigating a claim of self-defense.
Troopers say Tommy Patton died in his Tungsten Trail home off the Steese Highway between Fairbanks and Fox.
Troopers took a call on the shooting at 12:16 a.m. Sunday.
They have identified the shooter and say the shooter knew Patton.
Troopers spokesperson Beth Ipsen tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner by email that other people were in the home when Patton was shot.
A handgun was recovered.
No arrest has been made.
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