A 27-year-old man died late Saturday after being shot dead by soldiers and airport police. According to Alaska State Troopers, the man opened fire at a Fairbanks hotel and on a street.
Shortly before 9:30 p.m., soldiers were made aware of a disruption at the La Quinta Inn that had become physical Online declaration Sunday. During an argument with hotel staff, Jessie Peter “brandished a gun and started firing it inside the building,” soldiers said.
Peter left the hotel and walked down Dale Road, firing a pistol, soldiers wrote. When soldiers and police at Fairbanks Airport found Peter, soldiers said he was ignoring their orders while he reloaded his pistol.
Peter pointed the gun at the officers and soldiers. “Several police officers, including Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks Airport Police, have fired their service weapons.”
Peter died on the spot, soldiers said.
It wasn’t immediately clear how many officers were firing at Peter. Soldiers said no officers were injured.
The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is working on the case and the soldiers said the names of the officers involved would be released within 72 hours of the shooting.