Seward family says loved one shot seven times by police

    Seward, Alaska (KINY) A Seward police officer who shot and killed Micah McComas, remains under investigation, Alaska State Troopers reported.

    The sister of Mr. McComas, Krista Smith of Greenville, South Carolina, said her brother's body had seven bullet holes.  He was shot after he got into the front seat of the police vehicle and tried to drive off on October 1.  McComas was detained and handcuffed after cops said they found drugs in his wallet.

    McComas, 41, was a passenger in the vehicle pulled over.  Michael Armstrong, a 13 year police veteran, is the officer who fired the deadly rounds.

    Alaska State Troopers are still trying to figure out how Mr. McComas got into the front seat while handcuffed.  Once the investigation is completed, they plan to submit their reports and evidence to the Alaska Attorney General's Office to see if criminal charges are warranted.  They estimate the investigation will take another six weeks to complete.  Among the evidence being reviewed is footage from a body camera on the officer and a dashboard camera in the police car.

     

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