Fairbanks man killed in officer involved shooting

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska A Fairbanks man died after an officer involved shooting in the Geist Road McDonalds parking lot Sunday night.

Alaska State Troopers, University of Alaska Fairbanks Police, and Fairbanks Police Department members responded to a call regarding shots fired at a business on Lofts Road at approximately 8:40 p.m, per AST.

The suspect, 25-year-old Kevin Ray McEnulty, reportedly shot at the business and threatened a person with a firearm, according to D Detachment Deputy Commander Lieutenant Brian Wassmann.

McEnulty left the business and was then located by UAF police in the Geist Road McDonald's parking lot.

Wassmann says the troopers had dialogue with McEnulty several times asking him to drop his weapon and he was ultimately shot by troopers at approximately 8:51 p.m. according to trooper's dispatch. The suspect died on scene.

Wassmann says they are reviewing video and audio recordings of the incident.

"Our officers have to make split second decisions, on events that are uncertain and tense at the time, we're trying to find out exactly what happened, it's going to take some time to look at all the evidence, and review what happened, so we're just asking for the public's patience for more information to come out, as soon as we are able to release more information, we certainly will," said Wassmann.

No law enforcement officers were injured and names of any troopers who fired their service weapon will be released approximately 72 hours from the time of the incident.