Pilot Station, Alaska (KINY) Dwight Heckman, 27, was shot when Troopers tried to arrest him on assault charges.
Heckman had been accused of assaulting a woman and firing gunshots at her. She was not seriously injured.
Troopers tried to contact Heckman as he drove an all-terrain vehicle, he pulled a handgun, put it to his head and ran into the woods, a trooper dispatch said.
The dispatch said four Troopers later exchanged shots with Heckman in the wooded area, Daron Cooper, a 10 year veteran, Charles Withers, a five year veteran, Investigator Shayne Calt, a 14 year veteran, and Investigator Curtis Vik, a 16 year veteran of the agency.
An autopsy will determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing, the dispatch added.