Col. Barry Wilson speaks at shooting news conference

Col. Barry Wilson, director of the Alaska State Troopers, speaks at a news conference at the Fairbanks trooper post about a trooper-involved shooting that occurred Saturday morning, June 15, 2019.

One man is dead and an Alaska State Trooper is injured following a shooting early Saturday in a North Fairbanks residence.

Shawn Ray Wilson, 48, of Fairbanks pulled out a weapon as troopers attempted to take him into custody at about 5 a.m., according to Col. Barry Wilson, director of the Alaska State Troopers.

The troopers were attempting to serve a search warrant and a $100,000 arrest warrant on charges of forgery and theft.

"As troopers attempted to take Mr. Wilson into custody, he pulled a weapon and shot at and hit a trooper attempting to use less than lethal means of force on Mr. Wilson," Col. Wilson said during a news conference Saturday afternoon.

A second trooper shot at the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The injured trooper was hit in the lower extremities and transported to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for multiple gunshot wounds," Wilson said. "The trooper was treated at the hospital and has been released."

The investigation is ongoing and the names of the troopers involved in the shooting will be released after 72 hours.

The Alaska Court System's website shows that Wilson was indicted on one count of forgery and one count of theft, both felonies, for an offense that occurred on Oct. 13, 2017. The warrant for his arrest was issued March 26.

Contact staff writer Kyrie Long at 459-7510.

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