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.