(FAIRBANKS) Officials say two Alaska State Troopers were shot and killed Thursday when they were conducting an investigation in the Interior Alaska village of Tanana.
Agency spokeswoman Megan Peters says Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson and trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich" were killed. Both worked out of the troopers' Fairbanks rural service unit.
Troopers have released few details about the incident in the isolated community located about 130 miles west of Fairbanks, other than saying one person has been detained. No roads lead to Tanana and travel there is mainly by aircraft. Residents live a largely subsistence lifestyle.
Peters says the troopers had gone to Tanana to follow up on a Wednesday night report that someone "had brandished a firearm." She didn't immediately have any further details.
Ruby Cruger says the shooting happened at her aunt's home on Front Street about 3 p.m. She says her aunt wasn't home, but a relative of her aunt's shot the troopers inside the home.