Officer ID'd in fatal St. Mary’s trooper-involved shooting
Alaska State Troopers have released the name of the officer who fatally shot a St. Mary's man who was suspected in a domestic-violence incident in the Western Alaska village.
Sergeant Brent Hatch, a 10-year veteran of AST, was identified as the trooper who utilized deadly force during the shooting incident, according to an online dispatch Monday morning.
The call during which 28-year-old St. Mary’s resident Carl Tyson died came in just before 7:15 p.m. Thursday, troopers wrote. The initial incident, which wasn’t described in the dispatch, drew a response from troopers as well as a village police officer in St. Mary’s.
“After a short foot pursuit, Tyson turned and advanced on AST and the VPO with a knife in hand,” troopers wrote. “Tyson ignored commands to stop and drop his weapon. AST fired upon Tyson. Tyson received fatal injuries and died at the scene.”
Next of kin for Tyson have been notified. His body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for an autopsy, as the Alaska Bureau of Investigation examines the shooting.
Investigators declined to provide further details Friday afternoon on the original domestic-violence call or whether anyone was injured during that call, according to troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.
Troopers didn’t say how many people fired on Tyson, but said all AST personnel involved in the shooting had been placed on 72 hours of administrative leave.
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