Anchorage police have named the man fatally shot by officers late Wednesday, after he opened fire on them during an attempt to take him into custody.
Thomas Barclay had been sought on several felony warrants, according to a police statement, when officers contacted him and used their vehicles to surround his in the parking lot of the Fred Meyer store on Muldoon Road at about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday. The felonies named in the warrants included assault, as well as obstruction of court orders on charges of drug possession, felony DUI and weapons misconduct.
“Officers shot a less-lethal round into Barclay’s vehicle to break his back window to create a way for Barclay to safely exit the vehicle at the direction of the officers,” police wrote. “Barclay then produced a gun and pointed it at officers. Officers opened fire killing Barclay.”