24 Year Old Alaskan Shot By Citizen After Running from Police

24 Year Old Alaskan Shot By Citizen After Running from Police
24 Year Old Alaskan Shot By Citizen After Running from Police
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-(Ammoland.com)- Alaskan news media reported recently State Troopers tried to pull over a pickup driven by a 24 year old, Wasilla resident. The attempted stop was for an equipment violation on Cottonwood Loop just before 4 p.m.

Instead of stopping, the driver hit the gas in his 2005 Ford Ranger, leading troopers on a high-speed pursuit and blowing past a stopped school bus before bailing out of the truck on Pine Street.

Police formed a perimeter around the area. The driver ran through several yards until he ran into a homeowner, who realized the individual was being pursued by police.

“The homeowner told him to stop,” troopers reported, “but the suspect shoved the homeowner, causing minor injuries. The suspect eventually charged at the homeowner who pulled a firearm and shot him.”

The driver was hit in the leg by the gunfire. The citizen had put his gun away by the time troopers reached the scene. The suspect was treated, released and then arrested on felony eluding, misconduct involving a controlled substance, DUI drugs, assault, reckless driving, violation of conditions of release, reckless endangerment, and passing a school bus with red lights activated. He is being held without bail.

Comments:

Running from the cops is always pretty stupid, in Wasilla, Alaska it’s even stupider. Starting a physical fight with a resident there is not smart either. The town is armed. The suspect really tried to eliminate himself from the gene pool and failed at that too.

Seriously, the resident tried to contain the suspect and ended up in a fight. A brave thing to do but perhaps it’s better to simply direct the troopers as to where he went. Not nearly as entertaining, but less risk of a lawsuit. Some lawyer could take issue here as he shot an unarmed man. Even frivolous lawsuits cost money to defend.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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terdog

james, I agree with you. BUT, that doesn’t negate the civil possibilities.

james

Alaska has Stand your Ground law and the homeowner did nothing wrong, the homeowner was assaulted by the man running from the police.

willford

I love to hear from people that were not at the scene. what do you call it? Oh yea ARMCHAIR QUARTERBACKS. If you were not there SHUT UP. Wait for the OFFCIAL report on the event.

terdog

“But shooting a person running away is almost always legally wrong. The homeowner is luck he wasn’t charged with aggravated assault.”

As I read the article, he acted in self defense.

““The homeowner told him to stop,” troopers reported, “but the suspect shoved the homeowner, causing minor injuries. The suspect eventually charged at the homeowner who pulled a firearm and shot him.”

Eric_CA

I read the same thing and I agree with you.

Jim Macklin

Helping the police is usually a good thing. But shooting a person running away is almost always legally wrong. The homeowner is luck he wasn’t charged with aggravated assault. If you must do more than point out “he went thata way” get a lariat and get them by the ankles. If you own a gun, you simply MUST learn the law on Use of Force. Thankfully that is easy now since all 50 States have CCW/CCH and have put the law, commonly called “self-defense” on line for free. https://ag.ks.gov/licensing/concealed-carry AS 11.81.370 Justification: Use of force by a peace officer in… Read more »

TEX

Homeowner shot suspect in leg ! I wonder if that was intentional and he didn’t want to kill him.

mudflat

Probably. As a former, and shall return, Alaskan, I can say we don’t wish to kill but will if we have to. Killing is usually for hunting and then eating what we kill.

5WarVeteran

Well yes usually. But I can make exceptions. I miss Adak and Seward. I miss the long range hunting and the fishing. Those were good years.