Copper City, Alaska (KINY) The victim had been involved in a domestic argument.
A dispatch from Alaska State Troopers said Eric Hash, 38 was shot to death during a domestic incident. He had assaulted a 72 year old family member. The family barricaded themselves inside the residence as Hash continued to damage property.
Troopers said they encountered the man at 3:15 this morning and the encounter led to the shooting. They did not mention what caused the shots to be fired.
Hash died later at the hospital. The Troopers involved have been placed on mandatory 72 hour administrative leave.