Juneau police ID's officers, suspect in domestic violence shooting
The Juneau Police Department has named two officers involved in a shooting during a domestic violence call on Aug. 4.
The officers were identified as Officer Hannah Malone and Officer Thomas McGrann.
Malone has worked for JPD since January 2015. She also worked as a corrections officer and served in the United States Marines for four years. McGrann has been with JPD since July 2016. He previously worked as a deputy sheriff for 12 years. McGrann also served in the military, working as a military police officer with the United States Army for six and a half years.
Both officers were placed on administrative leave, per department protocol. No officers were hurt in this incident.
The man who was shot by police has been identified as 29-year-old Christopher Netling, of Juneau. He was initially taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital and later medevaced to Seattle for treatment of his injuries. He was still in Washington as of Monday afternoon.
According to JPD, police responded to a call around 9:10 a.m. Aug. 4 about a physical dispute between a man and woman in the Safeway parking lot.
JPD officers investigating the crime said Netling was, "physically preventing the female from leaving." According to the police, he grabbed the victim around the neck and placed her in a chokehold. Netling and the victim were arguing in a car when Juneau police made contact with them. Officers say Netling did not comply with verbal commands and when officers tried to remove him from the car he resisted.
Police say they struggled with Netling, when the man armed himself with a knife. He was then shot twice by the officers.
The woman involved in the incident was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for treatment.
The criminal investigation has been submitted to the Juneau District Attorney's office and an arrest warrant has been issued for Netling. His charges include assault in the second-degree domestic violence as well as third-degree assault on a police officer. Netling's bail has been set at $20,000.
Separately, a joint investigation by Alaska State Troopers and investigators from the Alaska Bureau of Investigations looked into the officers' use of force. The review is being evaluated by the Office of Special Prosecutions.
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