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Anchorage police identify man shot, wounded by officers

August 6, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police have released the name of the man shot and wounded by officers at an east-side park.

Police say three officers fired at 32-year-old Shakti Lewis on Monday at Dave Rose Park after Lewis pointed a BB gun at them.

The BB gun resembled a handgun.

Lewis remains in a hospital and will be transported to jail when he’s released. Police say he will be held on suspicion of three counts of assault until formally charged.

Police descended on the park after witnesses said a man was pointing a handgun at homes and people.

Police say Lewis ignored the multiple commands to put the weapon down, manipulated it and pointed it at three officers, who fired. No officers were injured.

Police recovered a Crosman replica 1911 BB gun.

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