ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A domestic violence called led to police shooting and injuring a suspect who was reportedly strangling a woman inside a car.
Juneau Police were called to the a Safeway parking lot Saturday morning around 9:10 a.m. after reports of a physical dispute. An ambulance was also called to the scene.
When officers arrived, they found the 29-year-old suspect inside the vehicle. An investigation revealed the man was preventing the woman from leaving the vehicle. Police say the suspect had the woman in a "choke hold."
Police say the suspect didn't comply with verbal commands, and resisted when officers attempted to take him out of the vehicle. A struggle ensued and the man armed himself with a knife, according to police. That's when on officer shot the man twice.
The man was taken by ambulance to the Bartlett Regional Hospital and later flown to Seattle via medevac. The woman was also taken to the hospital for medical attention.
According to the Juneau Police Department, the responding officers have been placed on administrative leave, per policy.
The Juneau Police Department is investigating the domestic assault, as well as the officer-involved shooting. The Alaska State Troopers and Investigators from the Alaska Bureau of Investigations will conduct a joint investigation into the use of force.
This shooting is still under investigation.
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