Troopers ID man killed by officers on Christmas Eve
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Alaska State Troopers say police shot and killed a man near a major intersection in Fairbanks on Christmas Eve.
On Thursday, troopers released the names of three troopers and two Fairbanks police officers who fatally shot 20-year-old Fairbanks resident Cody Eyre on Sunday. Troopers Elondre Johnson, James Thomas and Christine Joslin have 14, three and two years of time with AST, while Officers Richard Sweet and Tyler Larimer have five years and one year of service with FPD respectively.
Authorities say troopers and Fairbanks Police responded to a call reporting a distraught man armed with a gun, walking in a residential area in the northern part of the city on Sunday evening.
Authorities say the law enforcement officers located Eyre about an hour later near the intersection of the Steese Highway and Johansen Expressway, about three miles from the man's reported location.
Troopers say Eyre brandished a gun at the officers, and troopers and city police both fired on the man. Eyre was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Eyre's shooting will be reviewed by the state Office of Special Prosecutions to determine whether state law justified officers' use of deadly force, troopers said.
Copyright 2017 KTVA. The Associated Press contributed to this report.