A woman is dead after shooting herself in front of a Kenai Peninsula correctional facility on Monday.
The woman has been identified as 31-year old Amanda Bee of North Pole.
She died Monday just after 9 p.m. at Providence Medical Center in Seward.
Alaska State Troopers from Crown Point on the Kenai Peninsula were dispatched at about 5 p.m. Monday in response to a woman with a gun outside the Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward.
“The woman pulled up around the first traffic blockade and onto an area right next to the parking lot. She called 911 essentially saying, if you don’t release the convicted killers, I’m going to kill myself,” says Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters.
Peters says less than 10 minutes after the call went through, Bee shot herself in the head. Troopers say there were several correctional officers who witnessed the incident. The officers and correctional facility nurses reportedly initiated CPR immediately.
“Unfortunately, they were not able to revive her. Our Troopers were not even able to make it on scene yet before it unfolded,” says Peters.
She was transported to Providence Seward Medical Center. She was still breathing at the time of transport and died later that evening at the hospital.
Next of kin has been notified. The State Medical Examiner was notified and requested an autopsy. An investigation is underway.