Suspect approached officer brandishing stick
ANCHORAGE – On Saturday evening, about 9:30, police were called to a disturbance at an apartment complex on North Bunn Street. Various reports were of screaming, a man yelling at cars while they drove by and attacking a neighbor’s dog.
On arrival, police found the subject in the yard of the complex, “highly agitated” according to a press release and brandishing a stick. Police say he approached an officer aggressively, refusing to put the stick down, and when he came closer the officer shot him.
The suspect, 26-year-old Shane Tasi, was declared dead at a local hospital afterward. The case is still under investigation, and per policy, the officer who shot him is on administrative leave, and his name will not be released for 72 hours.