Troopers say Wasilla cop on domestic call kills armed man

    Wasilla, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska State Troopers said a 26-year-old Palmer man was shot and killed early Thursday morning by a Wasilla police officer assisting on a domestic violence call.

    The man who was killed was identified as Gage Southard.

    Troopers early Thursday responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a home.

    A woman walked out with two children and said Southard was inside the garage with a shotgun.

    Moments later, Southard drove out of the garage in an SUV.

    The officer and a trooper attempted a traffic stop. Troopers say Southard drove into a ditch, stepped out with the shotgun and was shot.  

    The name of the officer involved will be released within 72 hours.

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