Troopers Shoot Man Brandishing Gun In Wasilla

A Wasilla shooting involving an Alaska state trooper is at least the seventh shooting involving authorities around the state this year.

Troopers say Albert Samoa Maifea sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting Wednesday night after the 35-year-old Anchorage man ran a red light and sped on the Parks Highway, driving toward oncoming traffic while passing vehicles.

Troopers say the officer shot Maifea after the driver stopped and tried to run away, brandishing a gun. No charges have been filed against Maifea.

The trooper’s name will be released three days after the shooting according to department policy.

Troopers have been involved in at least three officer-related shootings this year.

Anchorage police have been involved in two fatal shootings and one injury shooting.

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