AST names trooper involved in Togiak shooting
The Togiak-based trooper involved in a shooting on July 11 has been identified as Daniel Sadloske, according to an online dispatch.
The incident left one man dead. Another man was injured and transported to Dillingham for treatment.
Alaska State Troopers say Sadloske has served for 18 years and has been placed on administrative leave.
In a dispatch posted Thursday, AST said the trooper heard a disturbance around 6 p.m. in a residential area near his location. However, AST Director Col. Barry Wilson said in a video update posted Friday that the trooper heard gunshots around 4 p.m.
AST spokesperson Ken Marsh says the initial information and timeline of the incident will be confirmed through the investigation.
When he arrived on scene, troopers say Sadloske saw a man lying in front of a residence and another man holding a weapon. Wilson said the trooper yelled at the armed man to drop his weapon but the man refused.
“The trooper fired at least one round from his service weapon at the shooter, striking and injuring him,” AST said.
According to Wilson, the trooper provided first aid and helped in medevacing the shooter to Dillingham. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene from apparent gunshot wounds. He was identified as 61-year-old Samuel Brito.
Troopers said personnel from the Alaska Bureau of Investigations and State Crime Lab responded to the scene and are investigating. The investigation will be reviewed by the attorney general’s office to determine if Sadloske’s actions were within state law.
The shooter has not been identified at this time.
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