ANCHORAGE, (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers have identified the Trooper involved in a shooting with a homicide suspect in Togiak.
AST says Trooper Daniel Sadloske, 18 years of service with the Alaska State Troopers, fired his service weapon at a suspect on July 11th.
During a press conference on Facebook last Friday, Col. Barry Wilson, Director of the Alaska State Troopers, says 61-year-old Samuel Brito was shot and killed by a suspect.
Wilson says a Trooper in Togiak heard gunfire in a residential area and responded to the scene. There, the Trooper saw Brito on the ground and a suspect with a gun.
The Trooper verbally commanded the suspect to drop the weapon. The suspect didn't follow the commands and the Trooper shot at least once, hitting the suspect.
The suspect was taken to Dillingham for medical treatment.
Sadloske is on administrative leave.
Moving forward, the investigation into the shooting will continue by The Alaska Bureau of Investigation.
Once it wraps up, the paperwork will be sent to the Alaska attorney general's office, where the AG will determine if the Sadloske's actions were in line with state law.
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