Troopers report officer involved shooting in Fairbanks Saturday night

Published: Mar. 7, 2021 at 5:11 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - According to a dispatch posted Sunday afternoon, the Alaska State Troopers received a report at approximately 9:22 p.m. Saturday night that 27-year-old Jessie Peter of North Pole was causing a disturbance with hotel staff at the La Quinta Inn in Fairbanks.

Per the dispatch, the disturbance turned physical and Peter brandished a firearm and began firing it inside of the building. Peter then exited the building before law enforcement arrived and began walking down Dale Road firing the handgun.

Troopers and Fairbanks Airport Police Officers located Peter on Dale Road, Peter ignored verbal commands from law enforcement while reloading his handgun and during the contact, he pointed his handgun at law enforcement.

Multiple law enforcement officers, including Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks Airport Police, fired their service weapons. Peter was declared deceased at the scene. Next of kin have been notified. No law enforcement officers were injured.

Investigators from the Alaska Bureau of Investigation are assuming case responsibility. The names of the law enforcement officers that fired their weapons will be held for 72 hours, per DPS and Fairbanks Airport Police policy.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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