UPDATE: Names of officers involved in fatal Delta Junction shooting released

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Update:

The names of the two officers involved in last Tuesday's shooting in Delta Junction have been released.

Investigator Jack LeBlanc with the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit, and Detective Nathan Werner with the North Pole Police Department, both discharged their weapons.

Law Enforcement officials were attempting to serve a felony warrant for sexual abuse of a minor when the shooting occurred.

According the troopers, Daniel Duane Jensen Junior retrieved a high-powered rifle as the two officers approached.

Both LeBlanc and Werner discharged their service weapons, and Jensen succumbed to injuries received during the incident.

An investigation of the matter is still ongoing.

Original Story:

The Alaska State Troopers announced Tuesday that they had shot and killed a suspect in the Delta Junction area.

According to the press release, members of the U.S. Marshals, Alaska State Troopers, Anchorage Police Department and the North Pole Police Department were in Delta attempting to serve a warrant for multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the first and second degree to Daniel Duane Jensen Jr., 59, of Delta.

According to AST, while they were attempting to contact Jensen a shooting incident occurred, killing him. No law enforcement officers were injured. The warrant was a result of an AST investigation.

The Troopers are assuming responsibility for the case. According to the press release, AST officers and NPPD officers fired their weapons. Names of the officers involved will be released once their mandatory 72-hour administrative leave is up.

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