APD names officers who killed man carrying BB gun
Anchorage police have named the three officers who shot and killed a man wielding a BB gun in Midtown earlier this week.
On Thursday night, police released the names of officers Matthew Hall, Nathan Lewis and Brett Eggiman three days after the Monday shooting of 31-year-old Bishar Hassan. In the statement, APD listed the amount of time each officer has been with the department.
• Officer Nathan Lewis (with APD since December 2016)
• Officer Matthew Hall (with APD since November 2013)
• Officer Brett Eggiman (with APD since June 2018)
Officers responded Monday night to reports of Hassan walking around with a handgun in the area of 16th Avenue and A Street. When they arrived, they encountered Hassan, who allegedly pointed a Daisy BB gun at them.
Hall, Lewis and Eggiman opened fire; officers provided first aid to Hassan, but he died later that evening at a local hospital.
Court records show that Hassan had previously relied on a Somali interpreter in court.
Monday's shooting remains under review by Anchorage police, and will also be examined by the state Office of Special Prosecutions.
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