ANCHORAGE -

Trooper Eric Jeffords shot and seriously wounded 21-year-old Christopher D. Chapman of Anchorage Tuesday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers announced Friday.

Department of Public Safety policy is to release the identity of a trooper involved in a shooting three days after the incident.

Jeffords was contacted by Seward Police Department officers about a "despondent male" driving north on Seward Highway at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday.

Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the man, later identified as Chapman, allegedly evaded arrest at a high rate of speed.

Chapman allegedly stopped the car near Milepost 68 of the Sterling Highway and refused to comply with commands.

According to a trooper dispatch, Chapman took a rifle from the trunk and was shot by Jeffords, who has been a trooper for seven years and is assigned to the Cooper Landing Post.

Chapman is charged with two counts of third-degree assault, felony failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer and two counts of reckless driving.

He was placed under arrest after being released from a healthcare facility in Anchorage and was transported to Anchorage Correctional Complex, where he awaits an arraignment hearing that will address a potential pretrial release.