officer involved shooting

Eyre family

The family of an armed man shot dead by law enforcement on Christmas Eve in Fairbanks, is questioning how officers handled the incident. Twenty year old Cody Eyre was shot by State Troopers and Fairbanks Police near the intersection of the Steese Highway and the Johansen Expressway, after they responded to a call about a distraught man with a gun walking along the road.

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Fairbanks Police say a man shot by police in June was prepared for violence. FPD held a press conference Thursday to share results of an investigation of the police killing of 21 year old Mathew Stover of Northway, after he opened fire on officers. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, police shared photo and video evidence of the deadly encounter, as well as extensive weaponry Stover had at the scene. The following story contains audio of the shooting.