ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police have released the name of a man fatally shot by police after he pulled what appeared to be a firearm from his waistband when confronted by officers.
Police say 31-year-old Bishar Hassan was carrying a BB gun that resembled a handgun.
The Anchorage Daily News reports police early Monday night took calls of a man waving a black gun in the parking lot of a Walmart store in midtown Anchorage.
Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll says the man boarded a bus and got off near 16th Avenue.
Three patrol cars responded. Doll says the man walked toward officers and they ordered told him to stop but he continued and pulled out the BB gun.
Multiple officers fired, striking Hassan. He was declared dead at a hospital.