ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers say the standoff between a suspect of a shooting that injured two troopers has ended. At about 6 p.m., Troopers say they approached the vehicle and found Arvid Nelson, Jr. Of Kotzebue, dead inside from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Two Alaska State Troopers were injured in Kotzebue Sunday during a shooting that led to a subsequent standoff.
AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen says troopers received a request for assistance from Kotzebue police, who were dealing with a male suspect barricaded in his vehicle, at about 9:15 a.m. Sunday. An initial report said the vehicle's driver had brandished a weapon at a passing driver.
"Kotzebue troopers responded to back up the KPD officer and were immediately shot at from the vehicle by the suspect," troopers wrote in a Sunday dispatch. "The officer returned fire. Two troopers were struck during the exchange of weapon fire. It is unknown if the suspect was struck."