Police responding to domestic violence incident shoot man twice

Police responding to domestic violence incident shoot man twice

The incident in the Safeway parking lot ended with the man shot being medevaced

A Juneau Police Department officer responded to a domestic violence incident outside the Safeway in Mendenhall Valley that escalated to an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning, said Erann Kalwara, public information officer for the Juneau Police Department.

The JPD press release stated that a call at 9:10 a.m. about a physical confrontation between a man and a woman in the Safeway parking lot led to officers going to the scene. A second caller reported a man had strangled a woman inside a vehicle. Officers arrived on the scene, and attempted to communicate with the man in the vehicle, before an officer shot the man twice. The man who was shot was transported to the Bartlett Regional Hospital before being medevaced to Seattle.

The woman’s medical condition is unknown at this time.

“At this time in the investigation is underway,” said Kalwara, adding that there would be more information forthcoming.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave per department policy, the press release said.

Candace Frank, a local citizen who lives near the Safeway, said she heard shots around 9am, followed by a car horn during an interview over Facebook Messenger. When she walked over to investigate, she said that JPD officers had surrounded the parking lot, and were interviewing witnesses.

Safeway management declined to comment at this time, deferring to the JPD.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 523-2271 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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