Troopers: Man shot by officer advanced with flammable liquid
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say the man shot and killed last week by an officer was carrying a container of flammable liquid.
Troopers Monday released additional details in the death of 38-year-old Eric Hash at a home in Copper Center.
Hash died early Friday morning after he was shot by Trooper Kamau Leigh, a six-year veteran stationed in Glennallen.
Troopers shortly after 2:30 a.m. received a report that Hash was assaulting a 72-year-old family member.
Troopers say their preliminary investigation indicates that when Leigh arrived at the home, Hash advance toward the trooper and his nearby patrol car while holding a container of “incapacitating, flammable liquid in his hand.”
Leigh fired, mortally wounding Hash.
Hash died at a hospital.
The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is investigating the use of deadly force.