ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Fairbanks police say officers shot and killed a rural Alaska man who fired at them.
Police say the man killed early Monday morning was 21-year-old Matthew Stover of Northway, a village off the Alaska Highway 50 miles southeast of Tok.
Police took a call at 3 a.m. that a man with a mask and a long gun was behind a Denny’s restaurant.
Police did not find the man but took a call from Fairbanks Correctional Center a few blocks away saying a man with a long gun was behind the state jail and prison.
Police say that when officers responded, the man rapidly exited a car and advanced toward the officers while firing at them.
The officers shot back and Stover died at the scene.