Stabbing suspect killed in officer-involved shooting identified
A suspect in a domestic violence stabbing has been shot and killed by police in east Anchorage Saturday evening after he allegedly rushed an officer with a knife has been named.
Monday morning, Anchorage Police identified the male suspect as 20-year-old Zander Clark.
The incident began at about 6:30 p.m. at the Home Depot store near the Northway Mall, according to APD spokesperson Renee Oistad. The male suspect stabbed a female victim in the parking lot, who ran into the store with a non-life-threatening injury, she says.
The suspect slashed two tires at the Home Depot’s parking lot, Oistad said, then ran away. An officer saw the suspect in the parking lot of a Burger King restaurant south of the mall.
“The suspect ignored the officer’s commands and continued to run toward the Penland Parkway trailer park,” Oistad wrote. “The officer gave chase on foot. After entering the trailer park, the suspect turned around with knife in hand and ran straight towards the officer. The officer fired; the suspect was declared deceased at the scene.”
Police Chief Justin Doll held a news conference Saturday night at 9. Watch it below.
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