A 48-year-old man who entered a Kasilof home Thursday evening carrying a shotgun was found dead by Alaska State Troopers, after he was apparently stabbed during an altercation inside.

Kasilof resident Travis Stubblefield was the man killed in the encounter, according to an online dispatch Friday. Soldotna troopers initially responded to a 911 call just before 10 p.m. reporting the disturbance at a local home.

“Shortly after Stubblefield entered the residence, a struggle ensued between him and two other males,” troopers wrote. “During the struggle, Stubblefield was reportedly stabbed multiple times before the two males and one female who was also inside all ran out of the residence.”

All three of those people were detained outside the home by troopers, as Stubblefield stayed inside and refused to cooperate. Members of AST’s Special Emergency Reaction Team were called to the scene.

“SERT was initiated and responded, as Stubblefield was believed to still be armed, and had barricaded inside the residence,” troopers wrote. “Once on scene, SERT entered the residence and found Stubblefield deceased inside from the injuries sustained when he was stabbed.”

Nobody has yet been charged in the case, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said in an email. She declined to say when SERT members found Stubblefield dead, or whether troopers consider his stabbing a defensive act.

“The cause and circumstances surrounding the death are ongoing,” Peters wrote in an email.

Stubblefield’s next of kin have been notified, and Soldotna troopers are still investigating.

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